SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs' online directory of statewide Veterans Day events is back and better than ever. This easy-to-use resource includes an interactive map and listing of all the ceremonies, parades, fundraisers, services, meals, concerts and everything else celebrating our veterans from Pendleton to Myrtle Point.
Find it at http://oregondva.com/2017-veterans-day. Questions about the directory may be directed to the ODVA Communications and Public Information team at 503-373-2389 or ODVAinformation@odva.state.or.us.
ODVA is also organizing its annual Statewide Veterans Day Celebration, which will take place at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at the World War II Memorial in Salem, which is located at the intersection of Cottage and Court streets on the grounds of the Oregon State Capitol.
The event will feature remarks by Joshua Groesz, Iraq combat veteran and executive director of The Salvation Army's Veterans and Family Center; Marianne McNally, daughter of World War II hero and "Band of Brothers" company member Don Malarkey; and U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden.