November 8, 2013 in City

A roundup of Veteran’s Day events around the region

From staff reports
 

Veteran’s Day events over the next few days range from appreciation breakfasts to speeches to parades. Here are the calendar listings we have on file for events over the next few days:

Sunday (Nov. 10)

Veterans Appreciation Breakfast - All local veterans, and their family, are invited for a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs. 8-10 a.m. 36 Mason Ave., Blanchard, Idaho. Free. (208) 437-0348.

Race to Feed Our Veterans - Pay tribute to veterans of the past and present by joining us on an educational and historic 5K run/walk. Volunteers will educate you on your path as you reflect on World War I and II, the Korean War, The Vietnam War, Desert Storm, etc. - those that lost their lives and those that continue to battle. Participants will receive a flag to be placed on a gravesite of their choosing. Enjoy warm refreshments at the end of your journey, while viewing the collection of War Time memorabilia at Heritage Funeral Home. Benefits Meals on Wheels. 10 a.m. Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, 508 N. Government Way. $20/person (feeds 5 veterans). (509) 232-0864.

Veterans Day Service Celebration - With reception following for veterans and current military personnel along with patriotic music. The Honor Guard will present the Colors. Patriot Riders will participate. 10 a.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 765-8600.

Monday (Nov. 11)

Veterans Day Ceremony - We will honor our veterans of all eras and thank them for their selfless service and sacrifices. Col. Brian Newberry, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander, will speak and pay tribute to the nation’s veterans and all who continue to selflessly serve the country. Veterans, their families and the general public are encouraged to attend. 10 a.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. Free. (509) 434-7508.

Hayden Veterans Day Parade - 10 a.m., Grand Marshall will be local veteran David Sheldon, featuring an A10 fly-over by the Idaho Air National Guard. Ceremony follows at 11 a.m. with Army veterans John and Stacey Holley of Post Falls as speakers. Hayden City Hall, PFC Robert J. Gordon Veterans Memorial Plaza, 8930 N. Government Way. Free. (208) 209-1080.

Veterans Memorial Service - Veterans Memorial outside AUD, 11:30 a.m., Whitworth University, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. (509) 777-3254.

Rathdrum Veteran’s Day Remembrance Ceremony – 11 a.m. at Pinegrove Cemetery, 6693 W. State Highway 53, Rathdrum. Keynote speaker is Rep. Frank Henderson.

Author Carol Hipperson - Veterans Day event presenting “Radioman: An Eyewitness Account of Pearl Harbor and World War II in the Pacific,” to support our local Pearl Harbor survivors. These amazing men will be in the store to sign copies of Radioman and answer questions. Honor Flight representatives will also be in the store selling their recently Grammy-nominated CD, In Your Honor. All proceeds from the CD as well as a portion of the day’s sales will be donated to Honor Flight. 1-2 p.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Veterans Observance Ceremony - Col. Brian Newberry, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander, will speak and pay tribute to the nation’s veterans and all who continue to selflessly serve the country. 1 p.m. Felt’s Field, 6105 E. Rutter Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 247-5705.

Honoring Our Veterans - Service honor certificate ceremony with veterans social offering finger foods and beverages. 2-4 p.m. Moran Vista Senior Living, 3319 E. 57th Ave. (509) 443-1944.

Veterans Day Dinner - Hosted by the University of Idaho’s Graduate and Professional Student Association, featuring keynote speaker Col. Robert Wakefield. Veterans and guest admission is free. All proceeds remaining from the event will be donated to the UI’s Operation Education. Reservations requested to www.surveymonkey.com or contact email beta8669@vandals.udaho.edu by Nov. 8. 5:30-9 p.m. University of Idaho, Student Union Building Ballroom, 709 Deakin Ave., Moscow Free to veterans and a guest; $10/general. (208) 885-7251.


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