Local Communities Honor Veterans with Ceremonies on Nov. 11

Monday, Nov. 11 marks the 101st anniversary of the armistice that ended the fighting in World War I. Traditionally, bells are rung at 11 a.m. on Veterans Day in honor of all who served in the military. There are a number of observances you can take part in between now and Nov. 11 In Forest Grove, Cornelius and Hillsboro.

Forest Grove Veterans Day Dinner | Elks Lodge #2440
Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 12:30 p.m.
Forest Grove Elks Lodge, 2810 Pacific Avenue

The Forest Grove Elks #2440 and the American Legion Post #2 will be hosting a Veterans Day dinner. All veterans and their families are invited to attend.  There is no cost for the dinner and entertainment features a country band. The menu will be ham, potatoes au Gratin, green beans and dessert. 

Donations will be accepted for programs supporting veterans. 

Hillsboro Veterans Day Ceremony
Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 | 11 a.m. to Noon
Washington County Veterans Memorial

Join the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Washington County Veterans Memorial, located on the corner of NE 34th Avenue and Veterans Drive in Hillsboro. Washington County Commissioner Jerry Willey, a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran is the scheduled keynote speaker. State Rep. Janeen Sollman will host the event and U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici will also be in attendance.

Ride the MAX, bike, or drive — parking is available in the Fair Complex TriMet parking lot. The ceremony will take place rain or shine, and covered seating is available. The Veterans Day observance is hosted by the Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services. 

Forest Grove/Cornelius Veterans Day Ceremony
Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 | 1 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Park | 12 & 13 Ave.

For the sixth consecutive year, Cornelius will host a Veterans Day ceremony to members of the armed forces. Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett, an Iraq War veteran who spent 25 years in the U.S. Army, is the keynote speaker. Cornelius Mayor Jef Dalin and Emanuel Lutheran Church pastor Karl Pishaw will also speak.

Soloist Jordan Weston, with the Washington County Sheriff's Office will sing and Tim Birr will play the bagpipes. An honor guard from the Sheriff's Office will post the colors. Abriana Vidal Tinoco, a fourth-grade student at Cornelius Elementary School, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2666 will provide a 21-gun salute.

The public is invited to attend. Street parking is available in the area.

Top Golf
Monday, Nov. 11 | 6-8 p.m.
55505 NE Huffman St., Hillsboro

Gathering for Pacific student veterans by invitation only. 

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019