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WEDNESDAY

Uniforms on display, shops, downtown Albany. Pay homage to the women and men who fought for our country by visiting businesses where 15-20 military uniforms from various branches of the military and from different campaigns will be on display.

“The Wall of Honor: a tribute to those we lost in Iraq and Afghanistan”, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Albany Town Hall, 333 Broadalbin St. SW. The wall is sponsored by Vets Helping Vets HQ. Information: 541-791-4357.

THURSDAY

Uniforms on display, shops, downtown Albany. Pay homage to the women and men who fought for our country by visiting businesses where 15-20 military uniforms from various branches of the military and from different campaigns will be on display.

Canceled: Annual Albany Optimist Club Veterans Day Breakfast. This is the club’s main fundraiser for its scholarships and support for organizations that serve youth. Donations to the club’s foundation can be made at albanyoptimist.org. For further information: Ray Hilts, 541-928-0951.

“The Wall of Honor: a tribute to those we lost in Iraq and Afghanistan”, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Albany Town Hall, 333 Broadalbin St. SW. The wall is sponsored by Vets Helping Vets HQ. Information: 541-791-4357.

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Veterans Day Mass, 8:30 am, St. Helen’s Catholic Church, 815 Fifth Ave., Sweet Home. Includes reading the names of church veterans.

Veterans Day Memorial Service11 a.m. Timber Linn Memorial Park, 900 Price Road SE, Albany. The plans include the firing of three 105mm howitzer artillery guns as an honorary salute.

Veterans Memorial Motorcycle Ride, noon, Blue Ox Road by Timber Linn Memorial Park, Albany. The ride will stop at the YMCA of Mid-Willamette Valley, 3201 Pacific Blvd. SW, to recognize dignitaries before ending up at the Edward C. Allworth Veterans Home, 600 N. Fifth St. in Lebanon.

Reverse parade of veterans, 12:30 p.m., Albany. This year, due to concerns over COVID-19, the parade will take a different form. Instead of the usual route, veterans and tanks will be hosted by sponsors at sites around town. Participants will use a map – either a hard copy or an online version – to find the different locations. Maps will be available on the Albany Visitors Association phone app, Albany Explorer, or in print at the YMCA, Albany Visitors Association and other locations. To add to the fun, special items will be placed at certain stops. Find them all and enter a raffle to win prizes. Participants can also vote for their favorite float, online or in person. This year’s theme is “Every Day is Veterans Day,” a quote from Jim Willis. Willis has spent many hours assisting veterans, including a stint as director of the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs, and was a major player in the creation of the Edward C. Allworth Veterans Home in Lebanon. . Willis, a US Air Force veteran, died last June at age 78.

Veterans Day Thunder Race, 1 p.m., starts at the Foreign Wars Veterans Hall, 480 Main Street, Sweet Home. Sponsored by the Vietnam Vets Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club Oregon. Gathering at 11 am; breakfast and lunch will be available. Stops will include the American Legion Hall in Lebanon, the VFW Hall in Albany, the American Legion Hall in Eugene, and the VFW Hall in Springfield. For further information: Shifty, 254-669-9795.

Veterans Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Corvallis Elks Lodge, 1400 NW Ninth St. The lodge invites veterans from the community to the event. They will be honored and have the opportunity to share their branch and years of service. Information: 541-758-0222.

Voices of Veterans Project 3, 7:30 p.m., Majestic Theater, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. The Voices of Veterans Project explores the realities of serving and being a veteran in our country. The content is locally written and inspired by true veterans lending their voices to the plays. This show will give the audience a taste of what service is all about: the ups, downs and everything in between. Includes discussion of sexual assault, depictions of fighting, harsh language, violence. All participants aged 12 or older will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of entry. All participants will be required to wear masks during the event and no concessions will be available. No refund will be made if participants are unable or unwilling to comply with these requirements. Please stay home if you are not feeling well. Tickets: Choose what you pay for – $ 11.1, $ 16, or $ 21 – on Majestic.org.

FRIDAY

Uniforms on display, shops, downtown Albany. Pay homage to the women and men who fought for our country by visiting businesses where 15-20 military uniforms from various branches of the military and from different campaigns will be on display.

“The Wall of Honor: a tribute to those we lost in Iraq and Afghanistan”, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Albany Town Hall, 333 Broadalbin St. SW. The wall is sponsored by Vets Helping Vets HQ. Information: 541-791-4357.

SATURDAY

Uniforms on display, shops, downtown Albany. Pay homage to the women and men who fought for our country by visiting businesses where 15-20 military uniforms from various branches of the military and from different campaigns will be on display.

Veterans Day and social activities, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. meet at 214 Trailhead. Silver Falls State Park, 20024 Silver Falls Highway SE, Sublimity. The event is to honor military veterans from the mountain biking community; you don’t have to be a veteran to participate. Intermediate level walk that will be divided into small groups; the trip will take Catamount Trail round trip. Show up early for introductions. Social time after the trip; bring a change of clothes. Bring your Oregon State Park pass or purchase a day pass at the event. Information: [email protected]

SUNDAY

Uniforms on display, businesses, downtown Albany. Pay homage to the women and men who fought for our country by visiting businesses where 15-20 military uniforms from various branches of the military and from different campaigns will be on display.

MONDAY

Uniforms on display, shops, downtown Albany. Pay homage to the women and men who fought for our country by visiting businesses where 15-20 military uniforms from various branches of the military and from different campaigns will be on display.

TUESDAY

Uniforms on display, shops, downtown Albany. Pay homage to the women and men who fought for our country by visiting businesses where 15-20 military uniforms from various branches of the military and from different campaigns will be on display.

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