Families are invited to attend Beaverton American Legion Post 124's annual Veterans Day program.

The community celebration returns Friday at 11 a.m. to Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ, 5150 S.W. Watson Ave., located across the street from Beaverton Veterans Memorial Park.

'We have a great program planned this year,' said Post Commander Marv Doty.

The event will feature special performances by the Southridge High School choir, Post 124 Honor Guard, bugler Scott Wood, bagpipe player Jason Teece and an empty chair ceremony honoring prisoners of war and those missing in action.

Brigadier General Steven D. Gregg, Washington County Board of Commissioners Chairman Andy Duyck and Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District General Manager Doug Menke will speak during the ceremony.

Those who attend the event are encouraged to take time to walk around the park across the street and view its many memorials honoring the service and sacrifices made by all veterans. Members of the American Legion will be available to answer questions about the memorials and share the stories behind their creation.

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