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Veterans Day observations abound

There are Veterans Day observations planned for Monday throughout the area.


Veterans of Foreign Wars Let ’er Buck Post No. 922 leads the annual service in the Veterans Memorial Garden at Pendleton Pioneer Chapel on Southeast Byers Avenue. The service starts at 11 a.m., and coffee and doughnuts will be served at the conclusion.


The free Veterans Day Breakfast for veterans and family members is served starting at 8 a.m. at the Hermiston Community Center. It’s sponsored by the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce. Numerous presentations are planned during the breakfast, including a celebration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.


The annual Veterans Day Parade, coordinated by the Milton-Freewater Elks Lodge No. 2146, is at 11 a.m. on Main Street. After the parade, veterans are invited to enjoy a free chili feed at the Elks Lodge on North Main Street. The meal is also available for non-veterans for a donation.


AM-VETS and the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation are hosting a Veterans Day parade at 11 a.m. The procession will follow the traditional parade route and those streets will be closed at 9 a.m.


Free Veterans Day buffet at Traditions in the Wildhorse Resort & Casino from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Military identification or proof of service must be presented to qualify for the free buffet. Non-military guests pay $20.95.


The Girl Scouts in the city of Umatilla are serving veterans a free turkey dinner at the Baptist church, 146 Columbia Street, starting at 4 p.m. Veterans can bring one friend or loved one with them. Due to limited seating, reservations are required by calling Denise at 541-579-0768.


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