Veterans Day Ceremony

Veterans’ Day Ceremony & Parade

The Historic Trust invites you to mark Veterans’ Day with the 31st annual Veterans’ Day Ceremony and Parade on Saturday, Nov. 11. The parade will be preceded by the Veteran’s Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. in the Providence Academy Ballroom, 400 E. Evergreen Blvd, presented with support from the Community Military Appreciation Committee and Columbia Credit Union. The ceremony will feature Reviewing Officer, Colonel Pirak, as the keynote speaker. Local veterans will be recognized, and the 2017 Grand Marshals of the parade, Commander Yvette Brown-Wahler and Ryan Corcilius, will be honored for their service to our community and our country. Attendees may view the parade after the ceremony from limited covered seating on the Academy lawn.

The parade begins at 11 a.m. This year marks the 31st anniversary of the community celebration honoring veterans of all service branches. This is a free, community event that is open to the public. View the 2017 lineup here.

The parade route begins on the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site at Evergreen Blvd. and E. Reserve St. The parade heads west along Evergreen Blvd., past Officers Row and the Providence Academy. At the Vancouver Community Library, the parade will head south down C St. and turn west on 8th St. From 8th, the parade will turn north on Main St., and head east on 11th St., ending back at the Providence Academy. Attendees are welcome to watch the parade from the sidewalks, grass, and covered areas along the parade route.

Veterans’ Ceremony & Parade

The Historic Trust invites you to mark Veterans’ Day with the 31st annual Veterans’ Day Ceremony and Parade on Saturday, Nov. 11. The parade will be preceded by the Veteran’s Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. in the Providence Academy Ballroom, 400 E. Evergreen Blvd, presented with support from the Community Military Appreciation Committee and Columbia Credit Union. The ceremony will feature Reviewing Officer, Colonel Pirak, as the keynote speaker. Local veterans will be recognized, and the 2017 Grand Marshals of the parade, Commander Yvette Brown-Wahler and Ryan Corcilius, will be honored for their service to our community and our country. Attendees may view the parade after the ceremony from limited covered seating on the Academy lawn.

The parade begins at 11 a.m. This year marks the 31st anniversary of the community celebration honoring veterans of all service branches. This is a free, community event that is open to the public. View the 2017 lineup here.

The parade route begins on the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site at Evergreen Blvd. and E. Reserve St. The parade heads west along Evergreen Blvd., past Officers Row and the Providence Academy. At the Vancouver Community Library, the parade will head south down C St. and turn west on 8th St. From 8th, the parade will turn north on Main St., and head east on 11th St., ending back at the Providence Academy. Attendees are welcome to watch the parade from the sidewalks, grass, and covered areas along the parade route.

Veterans Day Ceremony

The Community Military Appreciation Committee, a civic nonprofit organization, will present a Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Armed Forces Reserve Center at 15005 N.E. 65th St. in Vancouver. The keynote speaker will be County Manager Mark McCauley, U.S. Army, retired Lt. Col. The purpose of the event is to thank local past and present veterans for their service and contributions to the community and the Country. Columbia Credit Union is the presiding sponsor for the fifth year.

Doors open at 9:45 for refreshments and veteran service activities. There will be free coffee, snacks, and veteran-related informational booths and an Iwo Jima display. Other speakers at the Veterans Day Ceremony include U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, State Representatives Paul Harris and Linda Wilson, and Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt. Music will be provided by the 204th Army Band and the Fort Vancouver Pipe Band. Officer Rey Reynolds will sing during the ceremony. Retired Col. Larry J. Smith, co-chair of CMAC, will emcee the event.

All CMAC events are privately funded. CMAC is an all-inclusive group composed of members representing youth, education, civic, military, veterans groups, and local governments. CMAC executes and plans community-wide events, such as the Memorial Day, Veterans Day, High School Salute, and POW/MIA Day ceremonies in recognition and support of military families of all services.

Veterans Day Ceremony

The Community Military Appreciation Committee, a civic nonprofit organization, will present a Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Armed Forces Reserve Center at 15005 N.E. 65th St. in Vancouver. The keynote speaker will be County Manager Mark McCauley, U.S. Army, retired Lt. Col. The purpose of the event is to thank local past and present veterans for their service and contributions to the community and the Country. Columbia Credit Union is the presiding sponsor for the fifth year.

Doors open at 9:45 for refreshments and veteran service activities. There will be free coffee, snacks, and veteran-related informational booths and an Iwo Jima display. Other speakers at the Veterans Day Ceremony include U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, State Representatives Paul Harris and Linda Wilson, and Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt. Music will be provided by the 204th Army Band and the Fort Vancouver Pipe Band. Officer Rey Reynolds will sing during the ceremony. Retired Col. Larry J. Smith, co-chair of CMAC, will emcee the event.

All CMAC events are privately funded. CMAC is an all-inclusive group composed of members representing youth, education, civic, military, veterans groups, and local governments. CMAC executes and plans community-wide events, such as the Memorial Day, Veterans Day, High School Salute, and POW/MIA Day ceremonies in recognition and support of military families of all services.

Veterans Day Ceremony

The Community Military Appreciation Committee, a civic nonprofit organization, will present Vancouver’s Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Armed Forces Reserve Center at 15005 N.E. 65th St. in Vancouver. Doors open at 9:45 for refreshments and veteran service activities. There will be Veteran-related informational booths and an Iwo Jima display. Major General Karen E. LeDoux, Commander of the 88th Reserve Support Command, will be keynote speaker.

LeDoux has served her nation for more than 30 years as a commissioned officer in the United States Army and Army Reserve. A native of Independence, Missouri, she is a graduate of Central Missouri State University and the United States Army War College. She has served in a multitude of leadership assignments within the U.S. and abroad and has been awarded the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medal. Ledoux currently serves as commanding general of the 88th Regional Support Command and is responsible for the base-operations support for all Army Reserve civilians, soldiers and their families in the northern United States from the Ohio River to the Pacific Coast. In addition to her vast military responsibilities, she also holds a civilian career serving as project director for logistics systems at the Logistics Management Institute.

Other speakers at the Veterans Day Ceremony include Lt. Colonel Jeffrey Croy, Deputy Commander 2nd Brigade 95 Division of US Army Reserves, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, and State Representatives Paul Harris. Veterans of Foreign Wars will provide the rifle salute, taps and color posting. Music will be provided by the 204th Army Band. Officer Rey Reynolds will sing during the ceremony and Retired Col. Larry J. Smith will emcee the event.

Veterans Day Ceremony

The Community Military Appreciation Committee, a civic nonprofit organization, will present Vancouver’s Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Armed Forces Reserve Center at 15005 N.E. 65th St. in Vancouver. Doors open at 9:45 for refreshments and veteran service activities. There will be Veteran-related informational booths and an Iwo Jima display. Major General Karen E. LeDoux, Commander of the 88th Reserve Support Command, will be keynote speaker.

LeDoux has served her nation for more than 30 years as a commissioned officer in the United States Army and Army Reserve. A native of Independence, Missouri, she is a graduate of Central Missouri State University and the United States Army War College. She has served in a multitude of leadership assignments within the U.S. and abroad and has been awarded the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medal. Ledoux currently serves as commanding general of the 88th Regional Support Command and is responsible for the base-operations support for all Army Reserve civilians, soldiers and their families in the northern United States from the Ohio River to the Pacific Coast. In addition to her vast military responsibilities, she also holds a civilian career serving as project director for logistics systems at the Logistics Management Institute.

Other speakers at the Veterans Day Ceremony include Lt. Colonel Jeffrey Croy, Deputy Commander 2nd Brigade 95 Division of US Army Reserves, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, and State Representatives Paul Harris. Veterans of Foreign Wars will provide the rifle salute, taps and color posting. Music will be provided by the 204th Army Band. Officer Rey Reynolds will sing during the ceremony and Retired Col. Larry J. Smith will emcee the event.