Veterans Day events
Veteran's Day Parade - For the first time in years, possibly decades, Gresham will have a Veteran's Day Parade starting at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11. It will begin at East Hill Church, 701 N. Main Ave., and wind through historic downtown Gresham heading south on Main, east on Northwest Fifth Street, south on Roberts Avenue, west on Second Street, north on Main and east on Fifth Street, ending at Miller Avenue. Members of the 671st Engineer Company will march, as will other groups.
Gresham Heroes Memorial Service - Following the parade, a service will be held at 1 p.m. at the Heroes Memorial at Powell Boulevard and Southeast Roberts Avenue to honor fallen veterans. The event also includes the unveiling of a new plaque honoring Gresham residents who died in the Vietnam War. Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis and state Rep. Laurie Monnes Anderson will speak.
Living History Day at Reynolds High School - Reynolds High School students and the public will have the opportunity to hear from more than 100 veterans throughout the school day Wednesday, Nov. 9, in classroom presentations and in larger-format presentations.
The guest list includes veterans from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Gulf War. The community is welcome to attend; visitors should check in at the main office 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start to receive proper identification.
Veterans Day Breakfast - The Columbia River Gorge Kiwanis Club is hosting its annual Veterans Day breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in the Corbett Schools Multipurpose Room, 35800 E. Historic Columbia River Highway.
Active military personnel and veterans will be admitted free. General admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger. For more information, call Michael Orelove at 503-703-4495.
Free Admission at Oregon Zoo - The Oregon Zoo will mark Veterans Day by offering free admission for military veterans and active military personnel, as well as family members who accompany them to the zoo. Families of deployed military personnel also will be given free admission.
To receive free admission Friday, Nov. 11, visitors must show a military or veteran organization ID, discharge papers or other official military identification; families of deployed military personnel must show an active duty ID.
Fees Waived at State Parks - The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management are waiving fees at most day-use recreation sites over Veterans Day weekend in honor of U.S. veterans and members of the U.S. armed forces. Visit blm.gov or recreation.gov for a complete list of sites.