Appreciation of veterans firmly planted
Thursday, November 10, 2011
VETERANS DAY EVENTS
11 a.m. — Annual service at Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Fourth Plain Boulevard just east of Interstate 5; speakers include Marine Sgt. Maj. Eric Sheline, Mayor Tim Leavitt and U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas; cemetery tours will be offered after the service.
11:30 a.m. — Community luncheon fundraising event for CDM Services, Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E. Fifth St.
2 p.m. — Open house and ribbon-cutting at Armed Forces Reserve Center, 15005 N.E. 65th St., new home of Army Reserve and Washington National Guard units formerly based at Vancouver Barracks.
2 p.m. — Grand opening and flag-raising, Veterans of Foreign Wars hall, 400 N. Andresen; 6 p.m. social time; 8 p.m. ceremony.
Veterans Day free admission at Oregon Zoo for military veterans and active military personnel (as well as accompanying family members) with a military or veteran organization ID, discharge papers or other official military ID. Families of deployed military personnel also admitted free with active duty ID.
5:30 p.m. — Community celebration honoring veterans, Mountain Valley Grange Hall, 40107 N.E. 221st Ave., Amboy; dessert social at 5:30 p.m ., singer/guitarist Wayne Hoffman at 6:30 p.m., program honoring veterans at 7 p.m. with keynote speaker Jerry Kolke.