Friday, November 9, 2012
Hood River’s annual Veterans Day observance will be at Anderson’s Tribute Center at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Colors will be presented by the National Guard, Boy Scout Troop 378 and Cub Scout Troop 378
Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Mayor Arthur Babitz will give a welcome and Pastor Carl Casey, Parkdale Nazarene Church, will give the invocation.
Soloist Anita Decker will sing the National anthem, and “Making of the Flag” will be recited by Nick Kirby, charter representative of Elks Lodge 1507
Tom Mann, veteran administrator of Department of Veteran Affairs, will speak, along with Les Logsdon, county veterans service officer, and Gary Steele, commander, American Legion Post 22
“Our Veterans,” will be led by American Legion Post 22
Mid-Columbia Community Choir will present a patriotic medley
Casey will provide closing remarks, and the event will conclude with a reception hosted by Daughters of the American Revolution, Celilo Chapter.
Columbia River Fellowship for Peace presents speaker Peter Lumsdaine, education coordinator of ARROWS (Alliance to Resist Robotic Warfare and Society), at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Riverside Church Ruth Wells Room.
Lumsdaine, former Department of Energy researcher, Plowshares prisoner and Najaf Emergency Peace Team coordinator in occupied Iraq, will be speaking on ‘Deep Resilience, Ecological Refuge and Effective Resistance’ to challenge the CIA’s role in escalating Middle East violence, at the edge of the looming peak-oil World War against Iran and the emerging technological matrix of the robotic/biotech Age.
This presentation follows a vet-led Armistice Day vigil/open mic at Overlook Park, Second and State streets, 4:30-6 p.m. Hot soup and beverages will be served at the church.
Donations will be greatly appreciated. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-400-0244.
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