“While those who died are also remembered, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military – in wartime or peacetime.” – The Department of Veterans Affairs
Wauna Credit Union holds dear those red, white, and blue fibers binding the values and principles of the United States.
We hold dear the sacrifices, victories, and triumphs that have been made throughout history so that we might sleep a little sounder at night.
We hold dear the men and women who fight for those fibers, for our freedoms, and for our county.
Please join us in further celebrating this very special day by taking a look at (and participating in!) the following list of celebrations, giveaways, and veteran-exclusive VIP treatment.
Oregon Veterans Day Celebrations:
Statewide list: The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs posts a list of Veterans Day events across the state on its website.
Ross Hollywood Chapel Veterans Day Parade: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11, Hollywood District in Portland. Begins at Northeast 40th Avenue and Tillamook Street and turns east onto Northeast Sandy Boulevard concluding at 48th Avenue at the flag pole in front of Ross Hollywood Chapel for a flag raising ceremony.
Fort Vancouver Veterans Day Parade: 11 a.m. Nov. 11, begins at Fort Vancouver National Site at Evergreen Boulevard and East Reserve Street, see website for route. There will be a 10 a.m. ceremony before the parade.
Veterans Day Observance, Beaverton: 11 a.m. Sat. Nov. 11, Bethel Congregational, United Church of Christ, 5150 S.W. Watson Ave. Family friendly community memorial service with choir organized by American Legion Post 124.
Estacada Veterans Day Parade: 11 a.m. Sat., Nov. 11, begins at Estacada High School, 355 N.E. Sixth Ave., travels down Main Street to Fourth Street then turns right on Broadway Street, ends at the Veterans Memorial with a ceremony. Hosted by Estacada Area Support Our Troops Foundation.
Washington County’s Annual Veterans Day Ceremony, Hillsboro: 11 a.m.-noon, Sat., Nov. 11. Washington County Veterans Memorial, Northeast Veterans Drive and Northeast 34th Avenue, Hillsboro. Hosted by Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services; Memorial Fund for Veterans of Washington County; VFW 2666 and American Legion 104. Features Doug Lund, a West Point graduate with a degree in military history, who will talk about significant historical events as they relate to being a veteran, with a focus on World War I. Local recording artist Alena Sheldon will sing the national anthem.
Veterans Day Observance Ceremony, Wilsonville: 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, Oregon Korean War Memorial in Town Center Park, 29600 S.W. Park Place. Event includes a speaker, performances of the “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “Taps,” posting of colors, and cadets’ readings about the significance of Veterans Day. Organized by Korean War Veterans Association, Oregon Trail Chapter.
Free Veterans Day Musical Review, Portland: noon Saturday, Nov. 11, German American Society, 5626 N.E. Alameda St. USO-style musical variety show by Tony Starlight and an eight-piece band performing songs covering several decades of American popular music. Lunch provided for the first 250 guests.
City of Cornelius Veterans Day Celebration: 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, Veterans Memorial Park, Baseline Street between 12th and 13th Avenues. Keynote speaker is veteran and Washington County Commissioner Bob Terry. Event includes a 7-gun salute by the VFW veterans group, a welcome by Cornelius Mayor Jeffrey Dalin, singing and bagpiper performance. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard will post the colors. Hosted in conjunction with American Legion and VFW groups throughout Washington County.
Statewide Veterans Day Celebration, Salem: 2 p.m. Sat. Nov. 11, Oregon World War II Memorial, Court and Cottage streets, Salem. Hosted by Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs. Honoring and remembering the achievements and contributions of all of Oregon’s veterans. Featuring remarks by Joshua Groesz, Iraq combat veteran and executive director of The Salvation Army’s Veterans and Family Center, and Marianne McNally, daughter of Don Malarkey, WWII hero and member of famed 101st Airborne’s Easy Company, who died in September at 96. Also a color guard, national anthem, laying of the wreath and the playing of “Taps.”
Troutdale Lions Club Free Spaghetti Dinner for Veterans: 4:30-6 p.m. Nov. 11, Sam Cox Building, Glenn Otto Park, 1106 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Community members are invited to say thank you to veterans. Please bring three non-perishable food items.
Veteran’s Dinner, Forest Grove: 12:30 p.m. Sun. Nov. 12, Forest Grove Elks Lodge, 2810 Pacific Ave. A dinner and dance for Veterans of the Forest Grove Community. Vintage Country Band will perform from 2:30pm to 5pm. Free for veterans, donations requested from non-veterans
Freebies, Perks, Discounts:
Denny’s: Free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast from 5 a.m. until noon on Friday, Nov. 10.
IHOP: Free Red, White & Blue Pancakes on Friday, Nov. 10.
Applebees: Free meal from a limited menu on Saturday, Nov. 11.
Buffalo Wild Wings: One free small order of traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries. All day on Saturday, Nov. 11. (Participating locations only)
California Pizza Kitchen: Free entree from a special menu that includes pizza, salads and pasta on Saturday, Nov. 11. (Locations in Clackamas Town Center and Bridgeport).
Chevys Fresh Mex: Free Fresh Mex 3-Item combo from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11. (Locations in Lask Oswego and Hillsboro)
Chuck E. Cheese: One free personal pizza on Saturday, Nov. 11.
Country Pride: Free meal from a select menu with a drink on Saturday, Nov. 11 (Locations in Aurora and Troutdale)
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store: Free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert on Saturday, Nov. 11. (Location in Tualatin)
Famous Dave’s: Free two meat combo on Saturday, Nov. 11. (Locations in Tualatin and Cascade Station in Portland)
Hooters: Free meal from a select menu on Saturday, Nov. 11. (Location in Portland)
Little Caesars Pizza: Free $5 Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: Free six ounce frozen yogurt all day on Saturday, Nov. 11 (Multiple locations around Portland metro area)
Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin Onion and a drink on Saturday, Nov. 11. Receive 20 percent off your check from Nov. 12-16.
Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert from a select menu on Saturday, Nov. 11
Red Robin: Free dine-in Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Saturday, Nov. 11
Ruby Tuesday: Free appetizer on Saturday, Nov. 11
Shari’s Cafe: Free pancake breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 11
Sizzler: Free lunch and beverage before 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11
Texas Roadhouse: Free special lunch menu including a drink on Saturday, Nov. 11 (Location in Eugene)
Village Inn: Free breakfast special on Saturday, Nov. 11 (Multiple locations in and around Portland)
Oregon Zoo: Free admission from 9:30 am – 4 pm, Nov. 10-11.
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum: Free admission for the veteran and a guest on Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 11
U.S. Forest Service: Day-use recreation fees will be waived for veterans in Oregon and Washington, Nov. 11-12.
National Parks: All visitors are admitted free during Veterans Day weekend.
Washington State Parks: In honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11 is a “free day,” when a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park for day use.
Wordstock: Portland’s annual book festival on Nov. 11 in the South Park Blocks will admit veterans and active-duty military personnel free in honor of Veterans Day weekend.