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By David Waite PC | Broker in Beaverton, OR

Memorial Day Weekend Free Events for Vets plus more in Portland Metro Area

      Memorial Day Weekend Free Events for Vets

   Reservist, Active and legal dependents with ID

Free Admission Rose Festival City Fair

  FREE admission May 27 - 30 for Veterans, Reservist, and Active Military and their legal dependents with Valid Military ID

FREE admission June 9 - 12 for Active Military and one guest with valid Military ID

See more info at :  http://www.rosefestival.org/events/cityfair/ 


       Memorial Day Weekend Events


May 27 - May 30
1:30 p.m. – The 3rd Annual Portland Rose Festival Memorial Day Weekend is growing into one of Oregon’s largest celebrations honoring veterans and those who still serve.  The Rose Festival’s City Fair admission is free to all veterans, reservists, active military and their legal dependents with valid Military ID.   Visit the Danner Tribute Wall to post pictures and notes to honor all veterans, living or fallen, and all service personnel currently serving. 
May 30 - 1:30 p.m. – Danner Memorial Day March on Naito Parkway from the Burnside Bridge south to Salmon Springs Fountain.
2:15 p.m. – Commemoration Ceremony on the Main Stage in the RoZone, located in Tom McCall Waterfront Park next to Salmon Springs Fountain, includes tributes to all branches of service.
3 p.m. – Recognized by the White House as an official National Moment of Remembrance, a moment of silence is followed by an F-15 jet flyover and 21-cannon salute.

Contact:  Laura Mears, 503-227-2681,LauraM@RoseFestival.org, web: www.rosefestival.org/events/memorialday 

May 30 - 10 a.m. – A 52-piece Northwest American Legion Band playing military music.
11 a.m. – Main Memorial Program Honor Guard Flag Presentation, POW/MIA ceremony, Southridge High School Choir, V.I.P. speakers.  An F-15 flyover has been requested.  
12:15 p.m. – The SubVets hold special tolling of the lost submarines event at our
USS Albacore Monument located in Beaverton’s Veterans Memorial Park, located at 7th & Watson St.

Contact:  Marv Doty, 503-644-0350, marvdoty@comcast.net

Oregon City

May 30 - 10 a.m. –  The annual celebration is at Mountain View Cemetery, 500 Hilda St.  There will be special guest speakers, military honors, a 21-gun salute, floral tributes, music from the Gardiner Middle School band, free coffee and donuts before the ceremony and a free BBQ afterwards, guided tours of the historic pioneer cemetery, children's activities and more.  In honor of the Civil War’s Sesquicentennial, a special tribute will honor all Civil War soldiers, especially those at rest in the cemetery.   

Contact:  Jamie Davie at 503-657-8299 


See more info at:  http://www.oregon.gov/ODVA/Memorial_Day_events_2011.shtml 


    More Memorial Day Activities

MULTNOMAH COUNTY FAIR - Free Admission for Everyone, Everyday May 28-30th 12-7PM

See more info at:  http://multnomahcountyfair.org/Activities/tabid/179/Default.aspx


Wine Country

Memorial Day is a popular time to visit the wineries, which means you might hit traffic--another reason why having a driver will make you happy. The best way to see wine country is to either beg one of your friends to be a designated driver, or go on a guided wine tour. That way, you can still enjoy your day, drink the wine, and not have to worry about a thing.

See more info at:  http://www.oregonwinecountry.org/whats/ or

There is a Memorial Weekend Open House at Eola Hills Winery May 24 - 26 from 10 am till 5 pm. They will have available over 25 wines and the entry cost is only $10.00 which includes a free commemorative wine glass. There are no reservations required for this even.

See more info at:  http://www.eolahillswinery.com/events.php#memorial-weekend 

For every veteran and every active duty soldier and individual in military uniform — thank you. Thank you for the sacrifice you continue to make every day on our behalf. And for every family who’s lost a soldier due to service to their country — thank you. Thank you for your family member who’s made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. No words can ever express the debt we owe these brave men and women.

David Waite

VA Specialist - Realtor

John L. Scott Market Center

503-887-5323 or waite-david@msn.com

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