Celebrate Our Local Veterans
Newberg dentist Dr. Jennifer McLeod and her team at Newberg Family Dental encourage patients of all ages to take time over this weekend to celebrate local veterans in our area. Below is a list of events by locations around Newberg, Oregon as well as State and Federal resources for veterans – pass this information on to anyone you think might benefit!
Newberg Veterans Day Events
Nov. 10-11 – Flag folding ceremonies will be held at local assisted living facilities both days by Lester C. Rees American Legion Post 57.
Contact: Faith Gerstel, 503-538-9151
Sherwood Veterans Day Events
Nov. 11 – 11 a.m. – Sherwood High School, 16956 SW Meinecke Rd., is hosting a ceremony to honor all veterans. Enjoy patriotic music and hear inspirational speakers including Mayor Bill Middleton.
Contact: Kristen, 503-625-4210, www.sherwoodoregon.gov
Tigard Veterans Day Events
Nov. 11 – 12 p.m. – Veterans and guest are invited to enjoy Hobo Stew at American Legion Post 158, 8635 SW Scoffins St. Donations will be accepted.
Contact: Post 158, 503-624-2332, [email protected]
McMinnville Veterans Day Events
Nov. 9 – 5 to 7 p.m. – American Legion Post 21, hosting a dinner at 126 NE Atlantic St. Cost: Free to veterans; all others, $6.
Contact: Terry Ward, 971-241-5454
Nov. 10 – 3 p.m. – Second Winds Community Band, Linfield College’s Band present the annual free Veterans Day Concert at the Community Center, 600 NE Evans St., with Civil War-era music. Guest speaker: Mike Donahue; US Army veteran, former TV reporter. Also, a multi-media photo presentation of Yamhill County veterans, Civil War Reenactors Color Guard, and a Civil War fashion show.
Contact: Mark Williams, 503-679-9328
Nov. 12 – 11 a.m. – Veterans Appreciation Day at the Chemeketa Community College campus, Bldg. 1, 288 NE Norton Lane. Guest speaker: Stan de Stwolinski, Korean War veteran. Color Guard: American Legion Post 21.
Contact: Lupe Reyna, 503-589-7702
Wilsonville Veterans Day Events
Nov. 11 – 10:30 a.m. – Salute to the U.S. Flag and America’s veterans during a ceremony at the Oregon Korean War Memorial, 29600 Town Center Park. Korean Consul General, Young Wan Song will present Ambassador for Peace certificates and medals to previously-approved U.S. Korean War veterans.
Contact: Chuck Lusardi, 503-628-1847, www.kwvador.com
Portland, Oregon Veterans Day Events
Nov. 9 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 10 – 12 to 5 p.m. – All veterans, active duty military, retirees and their families will be admitted free to the Oregon History Museum at the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave. A valid military ID, a Veterans Identification Card, a Common Access Card (CAC), DD Forms 1173 or 1173-1 are required for admission.
Contact: The Museum, 503-222-1741, www.ohs.org
Nov. 9 – 9 to 11 a.m. – City Bible Church, 9200 NE Fremont, will host a free Veterans Day breakfast for all veterans, First Responders, their family and friends, or anyone who wants to attend and honor our heroes.
Contacts: Chaplain Terry & Nancy Schrick, 503-705-3557
Nov. 11 – 9:45 a.m. – The 39th Annual Ross Hollywood Chapel Veterans Day Parade runs from NE 40th and Tillamook, ending at NE 48th and Sandy Blvd. with a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Grand Marshals: USO Northwest Staff. All proceeds from the 1st annual Hollywood Veterans Mile run will benefit USO Northwest. After the parade the public is invited to a free WWII style USO show at the Hollywood Theater on NE Sandy Blvd.
Contact: Angela McKenzie-Tucker, 503-729-2143, [email protected], www.veteransdaypdx.org
1 p.m. – University of Portland Reserve Officer Training Corps will host a ceremony at the Praying Hands Memorial on campus, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. Guest speaker: TBA.
Resources for Veterans
To get more resources for veterans, check out:
- United States Department of Veterans Affairs
- Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs –ODVA’s Blog, or ODVA’s Facebook page.
Dentist in Newberg Dr. Jennifer McLeod encourages patients and staff to appreciate the service of veterans in our local area. To make an appointment for a veteran in your life, call Newberg Family Dental at (503) 278-4281.
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