How to celebrate Veterans Day in Clackamas County
Tuesday, Nov. 9
9:45 a.m.: Veterans Assembly at Gladstone High School
Gladstone High School is hosting its annual Veterans Assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 9.
During the event, veterans, enlisted personnel from any branch of military service and their guests are invited to a reception beginning at 9:45 a.m. with a guest speaker and musical performances commencing at 10:15 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 11
9 a.m.-5 p.m. at VFW Post 1324 Three Rivers
The Veterans of Foreign Wars' Three Rivers Post 1324 in Oregon City, which recently donated $12,000 to restore the city's Veterans Memorial Plaza, is hosting an open house including military displays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lunch will also be available at the event.
5-9 p.m. at Milwaukie-Portland Elks Lodge #142, 13121 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd.
1 p.m.: Veterans Day at Scott Park in Milwaukie
The 50th Vietnam War Commemorative Committee is hosting a Veterans Day activity at 1 p.m. in Scott Park in Milwaukie next to the Ledding Library.
The event will be held at the park's commemorative monument created by local sculptor Bruce Palone featuring the names of Clackamas County veterans of the Vietnam War. A ceremony and reading of the names at 1:30 p.m. will be followed by the laying of carnations at the site in honor of those lost. The site will remain open to the public from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. that afternoon.
Jerry Craig, Milwaukie American Legion post chaplain and chair of the 50th Vietnam War Commemorative Committee said the event has not been able to take place since 2017, partially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Organizers are suggesting attendees bring a folding chair if they prefect not to stand for the duration of the event.
Sunday, Nov. 14
Camp Withycombe, 15300 S.E. Minuteman Way, Clackamas, is holding this sold-out event from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to honor Chinese-American WWII veterans and their descendants with presentations of the Congressional Gold Medal.
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