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Veterans Parade34 2017

This year's annual downtown Albany Veterans Day Parade is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday.  

OPPORTUNITY

The Oregon Heritage of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is offering grants for the construction or restoration of veterans and war memorials. Local governments and federally recognized tribes are eligible to apply for work on monuments on public-owned properties. New monuments should acknowledge veterans and wars not already recognized in the community. Grants for restoration can be used for broken monuments, missing elements of monuments, or the related design elements of monuments for veterans or wars. Grants also can fund the addition of elements to existing monuments. Projects must include the active participation of a veteran organization. For more information, visit www.oregonheritage.org, or contact Kuri Gill 503-986-0685 or Kuri.gill@oregon.gov.

TODAY

Veterans Day Breakfast, 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., West Albany High School, 1130 Queen Ave. SW. All-you-can-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham and beverage. Cost: adults, $8; children under 12, military veterans and Scouts in uniform, $4.

Veterans Day Memorial Service, 8:30 a.m., Timber Linn Memorial Park, 900 Price Road SE, Albany.

Veterans Day Parade, 11 a.m., downtown Albany.

The Parade Goes On at the Carousel, 3 to 5 p.m., Albany Carousel, 503 First Ave. W. Continue the Veterans Day Parade at the Albany Historic Carousel & Museum with “The Beat Goes On” marching band. Information: 541-497-2934 or www.facebook/albanyhistoriccarousel/.

Willamette Valley Concert Band annual Veterans Day patriotic pops concert, 3:30 p.m., auditorium, Lebanon High School, 1700 S. Fifth St. Free.

SUNDAY

Free preventive care for veterans' pets, 9 a.m. to 4:50 p.m., Paws Animal Hospital, 1775 S. Main St., Lebanon. The business will offer core vaccines, de-worming, heartworm testing and a one-month supply of flea prevention for veterans' pets. Proof of service must be shown, and there is a limit of one pet per veteran.

"The World War I Armistice Centennial," 7 p.m., main meeting room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. A public forum on militarism, neo-colonialism and imperialism. Public discussion of how to confront imperialism using various strategies. Hosted by the Veterans For Peace Linus Pauling Chapter and the Benton County Democratic Socialists of America. Information: info@vfpcorvallis.org.

TUESDAY

Evening for Veterans, 5:30 p.m., Corvallis Elks Lodge, 1400 NW Ninth St. Veterans and their immediate families will be served a complete spaghetti dinner compliments of the lodge. Others can purchase a dinner for $8. Each veteran will be recognized and honored. The Elks motto is “So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.”

WEDNESDAY

History Bites, noon, Albany Regional Museum, 136 Lyon St. S. "SAGE: America’s Defense in Albany’s Backyard." Dennis Emerson will speak on the Adair Air Force Station and its role in the Cold War defense of the United States. Emerson is a board member of Adair Living History and a retired USAF officer who lived at Adair AFS as a dependent of MSgt John A. Emerson. Also, Gary Richards, another board member locally known as "The Circuit Rider," will showcase new projects for those interested in Camp Adair, the World War II training camp. Donations accepted. Information: 541-967-7122, info@armuseum.com or armuseum.com.

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