Local events to honor veterans this weekend
Veterans Day is Sunday, Nov. 11, and honors all veterans who have served in the military. It marks the end of World War I, which formally ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
Because the holiday falls on a Sunday this year, federal, state and local government offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 12. Schools, post offices, courts and other offices will be closed.
Here are local events to honor the country's veterans:
- Kiwanis' Veterans Day Appreciation Breakfast, 7:30 am-11 am Saturday, Nov. 10. Displays, music, good food. $6 adults, $4 children 6-12, free children 0-5 and current military and veterans. Corbett School multipurpose building, 35800 E. Historic Columbia River Highway.
- The Veterans of Foreign Wars Gresham United Post 180 is hosting its annual Veterans Day Ceremony as a way to celebrate everyone who has served our country.
The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, with a presenting of arms at the Gresham Heroes Memorial, 219 S. Main St. The event is an opportunity to give thanks to the men and women who helped protect the country, with about 100 people attending each year.
Representatives of the VFW and local elected officials will share remarks, and Ron Ruedi will perform various patriotic songs throughout the event. Supporters of the ceremony include the city of Gresham, Gresham Fire and Emergency Services, Gresham Police Department and many others.
- The Boring, Oregon Foundation and Committee on Memorials and Remembrance will host a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Boring, Oregon Vietnam Memorial in Boring Station Trailhead Park, 28008 Keller Road.
The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 392 will be in attendance and lay a wreath at the memorial. The ceremony is to honor all Vietnam-era veterans, and those who attend the event will receive a pin and letter signed by President Trump.