First, we would like to thank anyone who is a veteran for their service to our country.
Second, here is a list of some of the activities taking place tomorrow to celebrate Veterans:
NATIONAL FORESTS FREE ADMISSION: Most National Forests will waive day-use fees at recreation sites on Veterans Day. This is part of a National movement to honor veterans. Wednesday; fs.usda.gov/r6 .
NATIONAL PARKS FREE ADMISSION: The National Park Service offers free entrance to all National Park Service sites on Veterans Day. nps.gov/findapark .
OREGON ZOO FREE ADMISSION: The Oregon Zoo marks Veterans Day with free admission for military veterans and their family members. Visitors must show military or veteran organization ID, discharge papers or other military identification. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday. Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road; oregonzoo.org or 503-226-1561.
ANNUAL ROSS-HOLLYWOOD VETERANS DAY PARADE: Annual Veterans Day parade in Hollywood District honors veterans and families. Parade begins at Northeast 40th Avenue and Tillamook Street and ends at Northeast Sandy Boulevard and 48th Avenue with a flag-raising ceremony. See website for route. 9:45 a.m. Wednesday. Hollywood District, Northeast Sandy Boulevard and 52nd Avenue; free. veteransdaypdx .org.
VETERANS DAY READING: Artist and Iraq War veteran Sean Davis will read from his memoir “The Wax Bullet War” as well as host readings by fellow veterans. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Another Read Through, 3932 N. Mississippi Ave.; free. anotherreadthrough. com/event/veterans-reading-with-sean-davis or 503-208-2729.
BEAVERTON: American Legion Post #124 hosts its Veterans Day event. 11 a.m. Wednesday, Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ, 5100 S.W. Watson Ave.
GRESHAM: A public memorial service will be conducted by VFW Post 180. 11 a.m. Wednesday, 150 W. Powell Blvd. 503-805-8991.
HILLSBORO: Washington County hosts its annual ceremony. 11 a.m. Wednesday, Veterans Memorial, Northeast 34th Avenue and Veterans Drive. 503-846-3051.
TIGARD: American Legion Post 158 will serve Hobo Stew free of charge to veterans and their guests. Noon Wednesday, 8635 S.W. Scoffins St. Donations will be accepted. 503-624-2332.
MILWAUKIE: Open House at American Legion Post 180. Hot dogs and chili will be served. Live patriotic music will be provided at 3 p.m. by American Legion Post 185’s musicians. Noon Wednesday, 2146 S.E. Monroe St. 503-723-9988
CORNELIUS: The Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and city of Cornelius co-host the Second Annual Veterans Day Celebration. 1 p.m. Wednesday, Veterans Memorial Park, 1251 Baseline St. Keynote speaker will be U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici. 503-357-0357.
LAKE OSWEGO: A tribute to veterans program at City Hall will include speakers, music entertainment, presentation of colors and flag folding. 2 p.m. Wednesday, 380 A Ave. 503-697-6590 “OF MEN AND WAR”: This well-received documentary is about PTSD in the modern age. Wednesday-Sunday, Liberty Theatre, 315 NE 4th Ave., Camas, Washington; $4.50 tickets, buy online at camasliberty.com/ Home.htm
NATIONAL VETERANS DAY RUN: 5K race and a one-mile walk/run for family and supporters. A portion of proceeds will go to military charities. Race starts at 8:11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at Mount Tabor Park. $11 for military and active duty, $25 to $30 for non-military adults. veterans dayrun.com/register/portland