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The Klamath Basin Honors Veterans- Events, Activities 2018

Due to Veterans Day falling on Sunday, November 11th this year, the National Holiday is celebrated Monday, November 12. 

Veterans Day is observed on November 11 of each year to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice.

President Wilson proclaimed November 11, 1919, as the first “Armistice Day,” commemorating the armistice between the Allied nations and Germany which took effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, ending the Great War. For the next several decades, Armistice Day primarily honored veterans of World War I.

In 1954, to reflect the involvement of American veterans in World War II and Korea, the name was changed to Veterans Day. President Eisenhower appointed a Veterans Day National Committee “to ensure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary.”

For a brief time, the observance of Veterans Day moved from year to year to ensure three-day weekends akin to Memorial Day in an attempt to encourage travel, recreational and cultural activities. By 1978 the date of observance was restored to November 11, preserving the historical significance of that date in accordance with the desires of major veterans organizations and the American people.

Info from: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Days activities here in Klamath Falls will take place on the 12th.100 Years since the end of World War 1 poster.

Scheduled events are:

8:00 am to 10 am Free Pancake and Ham Breakfast and Open House at American Legion Post, 228 N. 8th Street.

10:00 am: Parade. Main and Spring Street to Veterans Park.

11:00 am: Ceremony at Veterans Park.

12:00 Noon: Open House and No cost lunch at the VFW: Stew

Marine Corps League: Spaghetti

American Legion: Chili

Michael Reynolds, Information Officer, VFW Post 1383 and A/L Post 8. 541 891 5749

Klamoya Casino Honoring veterans in November

Show your veterans card at the bonus club at each visit and earn 1 point on your bonus club card and receive $5 free play and 10% off in the peak to peak restaurant.

 

On November 12th Starvin Marvins will be offering our veterans a free meal from a limited menu.  6 am to 2 pm limited menu -- Veterans eat for free.- Starv’n Marv’n Family Restaurant Starv'n Marv'n Restaurant Facebook Page

Vets eat free on Monday, November 12th
#1 biscuit and gravy with 1 egg and 2 bacon or 2 links
#2 bacon or links with 1 egg and hashbrowns
#3 2 pancakes with 1 egg and bacon or links
Lunch
#4 Hamburger with french fries
#5 Cheeseburger with french fries
#6 Hot turkey sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy
All meals come with coffee or a small soda
Please no substitutions
Please no "to go" free meals.

ODVA's annual list of statewide Veterans Day events, parades and ceremonies is now available in an interactive online directory at oregondva.com/2018-veterans-day

To see events or submit your own, click the button below. Questions may be directed to Tyler Francke, tyler.francke@state.or.us or 503-373-2389.

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73rd FW to conduct Veterans Day flyovers in Oregon

KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. – The 173rd Fighter Wing out of Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon will conduct Veterans Day flyovers for ceremonies at locations throughout Oregon.

F-15 Eagle fighter jets are scheduled to conduct flyovers at the following community locations at, or around, the designated times on Monday, November 12. 

11:00 a.m. Veterans Memorial Park, Klamath Falls, Ore.

11:45 a.m. The city of The Dalles, The Dalles, Ore.

All passes will be approximately 1,000 feet above ground level and about 400 mph airspeed. Flights could be canceled or times changed due to inclement weather or operational contingencies.

The Oregon Air National Guard has been an integral part of the nation's air defense since 1941.  The 173rd FW is home to the premier F-15C pilot training facility for the United States Air Force.

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