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Celebrations across OR for Veterans Day

12 November 2017, 02:00 | Simon Arnold

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The parade is scheduled from 11 a.m.to noon and will be led by 100 veterans from Bay Area motorcycle clubs. At 11 a.m., the 16th annual Elk Grove Veterans Day Parade will proceed south on Elk Grove Florin Road to Elk Grove Regional Park. It will start at Fourth and Butler Streets and conclude on Front street at the Veterans Memorial in East Muskingum Park.

The mayor along with U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko state Sen.


The ceremony, which is open to the public without charge, is sponsored by the Virginia War Memorial, a division of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, in partnership with the Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities.

It's Veterans Day today.


In honor of Veterans Day, the Colorado Fallen Heroes Memorial Fund will honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph R. Menard, a combat engineer, will be the keynote speaker, discussing the contributions of Army engineers during war and peace.

According to history.com, Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.


Washington honored local veterans on Friday night with a parade through Downtown Washington, and a special recognition at the Daviess County Museum on Friday afternoon. A service will also be held at 6 p.m.at the Wilton Congregational Church with Sammie Angel as the guest singer.



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