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Honor those who serve this Veterans Day

Community celebrations

Sherwood Veterans Day

Ceremony — The community is invited to honor all veterans Monday at 11 a.m. at Veterans Park, 22547 S.W. Main St., in Sherwood. Enjoy patriotic music and listen to inspirational speakers, including a representative from the 142nd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard and U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici.

Beaverton Veterans Day

Program — Beaverton American Legion Post 124 invites the public to attend its annual Veterans Day Program on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ, 5150 S.W. Watson Ave. The program includes patriotic tributes by the American Legion, Sons of the American Revolution and comments from Mayor Dennis Doyle, U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, state American Legion Vice Commander Mike Morris and guest speaker Lt. Col. Robert C. Fraser Jr. of the Oregon National Guard. The event also includes musical performances by the Southridge High School choir, master pianist Anne Young, bagpiper Tim Birr, soprano Anna Kazakova and Scott Woods, who will perform “Taps” on his bugle. Following the ceremony, guests are invited to tour the many memorials honoring veterans at Beaverton’s Veterans Memorial Park across the street from the church.

Tualatin’s Veterans Recognition Breakfast — The Juanita Pohl Center will host a Veterans Recognition Breakfast on Friday from 8 to 10 a.m. to honor all veterans. The center is located at 8513 S.W. Tualatin Road in Tualatin. The event is free for veterans and $6 for non-veterans.

Veterans Day Parade — The 38th annual Ross Hollywood Veterans Day Parade will be held Monday in Portland’s Hollywood District. All veterans, active military and their families are honored during the parade, which begins at 9:45 a.m. at Northeast 40th Avenue and Northeast Hancock Street and travels east on Northeast Sandy Boulevard to Northeast 48th Avenue, where a memorial flag raising ceremony will be held. Parade participants include the Grant High School marching band, the historic horse-mounted Buffalo Soldiers Moses William Chapter of the 9th and 10th Calvary and military service organizations. Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops will participate with parents and military veterans. A memorial presentation will follow the parade at the Ross Hollywood Chapel, 4733 N.E. Thompson St. Covered seating will be available for seniors and those with disabilities. Veterans also are invited to attend a USO-style show following the presentation at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Portland’s entertainer Tony Starlight will perform music from the World War II years, and a light lunch will be served. The public also is invited to visit the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall, a three-quarter scale traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., at Skyline Memorial Gardens between Friday and Monday. Visit DMVietnamWall.com/Portland for information on activities and ceremonies planned during the exhibition.

Washington County Veterans Day Ceremony — The public is invited to a Veterans Day Ceremony on Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon at the Washington County Fair Complex, at Northeast Veterans Drive and 34th Avenue in Hillsboro. The event, sponsored by American Legion Post 6, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2666 and Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services, will honor all veterans. Veterans with ties to Washington County who have died in service since Sept. 11, 2001, will receive special recognition with the unveiling of engraved memorial stones. Gold Star Families have been invited to attend. These families receive the Gold Star Lapel Button from the Department of Defense for the sacrifice of their loved one. Brig. Gen. Eric C. Bush, commander of the Oregon National Guard’s Land Component Command and U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici will speak. The Veterans Day Ceremony will take place rain or shine. Attendees may park in TriMet’s lot at the Fair Complex/Hillsboro Airport MAX Station. For more information, call Doug Lund at 503-357-0357.

Offers for veterans

Free coffee and doughnuts — Jubilatte will be giving free drip coffee and doughnuts to veterans on Veterans Day. Jubilatte is the nonprofit coffee house at Tigard United Methodist Church, 9845 S.W. Walnut Place. The coffee house is open from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Oregon History Museum Offers Free Admission — Veterans are invited to visit the Oregon History Museum at the Oregon Historical Society for free this Veterans Day. As a thank you to those who have served our country and shaped its history, veterans are welcome to visit our exhibits all day Sunday. Visitors can explore all of the museum’s current exhibits, including its newest exhibit “The Mightiest Wind,” commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Columbus Day Storm. They can also learn about Oregon’s vast history in its two permanent exhibits, “Oregon My Oregon” and “Oregon Voices.” Oregon My Oregon is an award-winning exhibit that tells Oregon’s story from the region’s earliest inhabitants, through the Oregon Trail and onward to early settlements and industries. Oregon Voices combines the technology of today with stories from the past. This interactive exhibit gives visitors a chance to explore the issues and events that shaped Oregon from 1950 forward. Sunday museum hours are noon to 5 p.m., and a full list of exhibits can be found at ohs.org.

Zoo offers free admission for military — The Oregon Zoo will mark Veterans Day by offering free admission on Monday 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, 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. The Zoo Store is also offering a 10 percent discount for veterans, active military personnel and their families, with proper identification. For more information, visit oregonzoo.org or call 503-226-1561.




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