In honor of our veterans

Area events include luncheon and parade

Vern Sapp, 90, of Camas, is a World War II veteran. As a member of the U.S. Amphibious Force, he was a cook on one of the ships that transported troops and equipment to Normandy, France, on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Sapp, a Kentucky native, was a sheet metal worker for 20 years at the paper mill in Camas before he retired. He and his wife Lillian have been married for 49 years.

A variety of events are planned in the Camas, Washougal and Vancouver areas and beyond, to honor the country’s military veterans on Veterans Day.

Riverside hosts luncheon

Hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs and veggie dogs will be served Monday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the fellowship hall, at Riverside Seventh-day Adventist Church, 463 N. Shepherd Road, Washougal.

The community is invited to attend and meet local veterans.

There will be no charge for the meals, but donations will be accepted to defray the costs of the event.

For more information, call 835-3114.

Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver

A patriotic community parade will be held Saturday, at the Fort Vancouver National Site.

It will kick off with a cannon salute at 11 a.m.

The 27th Annual Lough Legacy parade will begin at the corner of East Reserve Street and Evergreen Boulevard and conclude in front of the Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E. Fifth St.

More than 100 units and 2,500 participants will march in the 1.5-mile parade.

The American Red Cross will provide coffee, cocoa and doughnut holes. Each event attendee will receive an American flag to wave during the parade, courtesy of Creekside Mortgage Company.

The parade is presented with support from the Lough Legacy Endowment.

For more information, call 992-1800, email events@fortvan.org or visit www.fortvan.org.

Veterans’ Day Celebration

Col. Mark Snyder and Major Gen. Curt Loop (ret.) will be the guest speakers Monday, at 11 a.m., at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, 15005 N.E. 65th St., Vancouver.

The Community Military Appreciation Committee and Columbia Credit Union will celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans.

The indoor event will feature family-friendly activities, music and snacks. Children will be able to create Christmas cards for deployed military members and veterans at the event.

For more information, contact Larry Smith at 910-8656.

Oregon Zoo offers discounts for veterans

Active and retired military personnel and family members who accompany them to the zoo will be admitted free Monday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To receive free admission, each visitor must show a military or veteran organization ID, discharge papers or other official military identification. Families of deployed military personnel must show active duty IDs.

The Zoo Store will offer a 10 percent discount for veterans, active military personnel and their families with proper identification.

The zoo is located at 4001 S.W. Canyon Road, Portland.

For more information, call (503) 226-1561 or visit www.oregonzoo.org.