Bend to give its vets a hearty salute

September 6, 2017 by  

Each year, Bend honors its past and present military members with one of the largest Veteran’s Day celebrations in Oregon, and this year will be no exception.

Over 120 different organizations from all across the area will be participating, and the public is invited to join in the occasion. It is expected that thousands of people will come to watch the parade that has been planned for the day, which will be capped off by a flyover by the Civil Air Patrol High Desert Squadron. Banners for a large community function such as this can be supplied by an area printing services provider.

The route for the procession will begin at Veterans Memorial Bridge, and it will wind along NW Newport Avenue before turning on to NW Wall Street, then Franklin Avenue and Riverside Boulevard to Galveston Avenue, before winding up on Harmon Boulevard.

The Grand Marshal for the event will be the Military Order of the Purple Heart, which will be represented by Commander Darrel Coleman, Robert Maxwell, Dick Tobiason, Mark Wirges, and Joe Gallagher. Everyone is welcome, and the event will be family friendly.

This salute to veterans from Bend and the rest of the country as well, will be held on November 11, and anyone who would like to learn more is asked to visit the Bend Chamber of Commerce’s website.