Veterans Day Observances
Veterans’ Day observances are planned around the region. On Saturday the Hood River Elks Lodge hosts its annual Veterans’ Day Breakfast at 8 a.m. It’s free but donations for Gorge Veterans will be accepted. The annual Veterans’ Day parade in The Dalles will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, taking the usual route through downtown The Dalles. The parade committee is asking churches and public buildings that have bells, sirens, or chimes to sound them to kick off the parade at 11 a.m. There will a community potluck hosted by the VFW Post and Auxiliary 2471 following the parade at the Oregon Veterans Home. Also at 11 a.m. on Monday, there will be a salute organized by the Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue on 1400 West 8th in The Dalles. At Maryhill Museum of Art, MaryAnn Parrott and the Hood River Valley Church “Chime Choir” will mark Veterans Day at Maryhill with chimes and a moment of silence at 11:11 a.m. All veterans and active military are admitted free to the museum on Veterans Day.