In 1918, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the guns fell silent in Europe. The armistice was signed signaling the end of "the war to end all wars." One year later, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed that day as Armistice Day. The tradition of observing theday on November 11 continued, and since 1954, that date has been set aside as Veterans Day. Today, veterans and organizations statewide celebrate this holiday with various events. In Astoria:
Nov. 9 – 5 p.m. – Free dinner for all veterans and their families at American Legion Post 12, 1132 Exchange St. Live music to follow.
Nov. 11 – 8 to 10 a.m. – Breakfast served at American Legion Post 12, 1132 Exchange St. 12 p.m. – Lunch is free for veterans and their families, followed at 1 p.m. by a Veterans Day program that includes a guest speaker. Donations are welcome.
Contact: Mike Phillips, American Legion Post 12, 503-791-4591
Nov. 11 – 7 to 11 a.m. – A traditional SOS Breakfast will be served at the Tillamook Air Museum, 6030 Hangar Road, near S. Hwy. 101. 9:30 a.m. – A ceremony at the museum will include Tillamook High School's band, Community Chorus, Clan MacLeay to present music. Guest speaker: Col. (ret.) Bert Key, USMC, plus a WWII aircraft flyover.
Contact: Christian Gurling, 503-842-1130,