Veterans to be honored
“An Historic Reserve Reveille for Our Veterans” is the theme of this year’s 22nd annual Celebrate Freedom Veterans Day Parade. The parade gets underway tomorrow, November 8 at 11 a.m. The Department of Defense-sanctioned annual parade is organized by The Vancouver National Historic Reserve Trust as one of the Celebrate Freedom programs.
Click here to visit the Parade website.
Due to road construction on Main Street, there will be a slight change to the parade route. As usual, the parade begins at the corner of East Reserve Street and Evergreen Boulevard and proceeds west along Officers Row toward downtown Vancouver.
The altered route takes place after the parade crosses I-5 along Evergreen. The parade will turn south onto “C” Street, follow “C” for two blocks to Regal City Center 12 Cinema, then turn west onto Eighth Street. The parade resumes the normal route travelling east on Eighth Street and ends at Esther Short Park.
Street closures will occur starting at 8 a.m. in the parade lineup areas along Evergreen Boulevard and at 10:30 a.m. along the parade route. The parade begins at 11 a.m. with the firing of the Howitzer cannons on the Parade Ground at the Historic Reserve.
The parade will take place
rain or shine. Participants and parade goers should be prepared for all
weather conditions. C-TRAN bus routes in downtown Vancouver also will be
changed due to the parade. For details about bus route changes, please
call C-TRAN’s passenger service line at
360-695-0123 or visit their Web site at
Clark College dedicates flagpole, honors veterans
Clark College today dedicated the flagpole that now graces the area near the college’s Welcome Center at the Penguin Union Building.
Clark College President Bob Knight, Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard, Associated Students of Clark College (ASCC) President Pat Mehigan and Jenny Grimani, President of the Student Veterans of America at Clark College, were among the speakers.
Mayor Pollard described the flag as a symbol known throughout the world. The mayor said that the flag is loved by some and hated by others for the same reason: “because it symbolizes freedom and liberty.”
Grimani noted that, when she entered the armed forces, her grandparents put a flag in front of their home so that, no matter where she was, she would know that the flag was flying and that she “was supported and loved.”
Oregon Air National Guard planning Veterans Day flyovers
The Oregon Air National Guard
will salute America's fallen heroes and veterans with flyovers for
various ceremonies at locations throughout Oregon and Southwest
Washington. Two F-15 Eagle jet fighters from the 142nd Fighter Wing will
depart the Portland Air Base to fly over community events at the
following times and locations:
Mackay & Sposito, Inc., announced that Nicki Spike, PHR, has recently passed her Professional Human Resources Exam. Spike, located in the Vancouver office, has worked for the firm since 1999. The PHR is an industry certification for people working in the human resource management professional.
County Fire & Rescue will host a CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid training
class on Saturday, November 8, from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at their
station located at 21609 NE 72nd Avenue in Battle Ground. To register
contact Staci Firl at
Board of Trustees meeting NEW LOCATION announced. The Mon., Nov. 10
meeting will now be held at the Vancouver Community Library (in Library
Hall) at 1007 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver.
of Ridgefield regular meeting. Wed., Nov. 12, 6-8 p.m. at the Port
Office, 111 W. Division St., Ridgefield. Meeting items include the Port
Commissioner vacancy briefing; Public Hearing #1: 2009 Annual Budget;
Public Hearing #2: Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements; and
revised December meeting dates.
Reds are here! Clark County's six Kiwanis clubs launch their 26th annual
"Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit Sale" The grapefruit is guaranteed. Many
buyers are on a repeat list, but orders can be arranged by calling
Bill Corey at
Gregg Butts at
· 11/13—The Port of Ridgefield will host a joint meeting of the Board of Port Commissioners of the Ports of Ridgefield, Vancouver and Camas-Washougal on Thurs., Nov. 13, 6-8 p.m. at the Port of Camas-Washougal, 24 South “A” St., Washougal. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. The general meeting begins at 7 p.m.
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