PORTLAND, Ore. – Veterans Day is Wednesday and there are many events taking place to honor veterans for their service.
Here's a preview of a few events in Portland:
The Oregon Zoo is offering free admission for military veterans and active military personnel, as well as family members who accompany them on Wednesday. Families of deployed military personnel also will be given free admission. Visitors must show a military or veteran organization ID, discharge papers or other official military identification. Families of deployed military personnel must show an active duty ID. The zoo will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ross Hollywood Chapel Veterans Day Parade
The 41st annual Ross Hollywood Chapel Veterans Day Parade begins at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday. The parade runs from Northeast 40th Avenue and Tillamook Street to Northeast 48th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.
Oregon Historical Society
Everyone will be admitted free to the Oregon Historical Society on Wednesday. The museum is offering a special exhibit on World War II. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ceremony at University of Portland
The University of Portland hosts its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Praying Hands Memorial on camps at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
The City Bible Church at 9200 Northeast Fremont Street will have a free breakfast from 9-11 a.m. on Nov. 14 for all veterans, first responders, and their families and friends.
National Veterans Day Run
The 3rd annual National Veterans Day Run in Portland will take place at Mt. Tabor Park at 8:11 a.m on Nov. 15. There will be a 5K run and a 1-mile walk/run. Click here to register.
For a full list of Veterans Day events throughout Oregon, click here.
Click here to find out which restaurants are offering Veterans Day freebies.
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