Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Historical photos of Hood River veterans from Civil War through World War II, presented by Mayor Arthur Babitz, will be one highlight of the Nov. 11 Veterans Day observance. These include Stuart Jakku, World War I troop train, and “Canteen Girls”.
The ceremony will start at 11 a.m. at Anderson Tribute Center, Belmont Avenue on the Heights. The community is welcome to attend. Members of each branch of the U.S. armed services will be recognized in turn.
The National Guard and Boy Scout and Cub Scout troops 378 will present the colors, and speakers will be Pastor Carl Casey and Nick Kirby.
Following the event will be a reception hosted by Daughters of the American Revolution (Celilo Chapter).
On Nov. 8 veterans and active duty military will have complimentary admission for the day at Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum, with veteran or military ID card. The museum will have several of its airplanes and automobiles out and about to enjoy, tours of the newly-acquired caboose. At 1 p.m., tours are offered in the restoration shop, where several airplane projects are underway.