The Coquille Valley Elks Lodge Number 1935 will have its annual free Veterans Day breakfast and social hour starting at 9am, with breakfast at 10:00 AM at the lodge, 54942 Maple Heights Road. Anyone with extra or worn-out flags may bring them to include in the flag retirement ceremony. This breakfast is open to all veterans and their families.
Three Rivers Casino Resort honors American veterans with a complimentary lunch in the Florence and Coos Bay locations to celebrate all active and non-active military service. The Florence location will feature a complimentary lunch at the World Market Buffet from 11:00 PM to 4:00 PM for all American veterans. Three Rivers Casino in Coos Bay will offer military veterans a hot opened-faced turkey sandwich lunch with a beverage from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The Coos Bay casino is at 1297 Ocean Boulevard. For more information, visit ThreeRiversCasino.com.
The 10th Annual Veterans Day Parade hosted by the Florence Chamber starts at 1:00 PM. The theme: “Honoring Veterans, Past and Present”. The parade runs through Old Town. Grand Marshals: Coast Guard, in honor of its 100th anniversary. Patriotic groups and individuals are welcome to participate. A complimentary lunch will be provided for veterans at several local restaurants and at Veterans Park downtown immediately following the parade. Call 541-997-3320 or visit www.florencechamber.com
There will be free admission hosted by Oregon Coast Military Museum at 1:00 PM in Florence. Special opening – Admission is free at 2145 Kingwood Street. Call the museum at 541-902-5160 or visit www.oregoncoastmilitarymuseum.com
Veterans Day flag retirement Troop 68 will be holding an event for the community at Mingus Park on Veterans Day at 4:00 PM. They will be honorably retiring many USA flags at the request of the city of Coos Bay. This a rain or shine event. All veterans, family and friends are invited.
Operation Restore Hope documentary hosted by Q Missions. An exclusive red-carpet premiere and screening fundraiser featuring Operation Restore Hope’s mission to Mexico to build in honor of Bryan Bertrand USMC. $13 admission per person, $40 VIP at the Egyptian Theater in Coos Bay. Contact: Q Missionsinfo@qmissions.org. Q Missions is a non-profit organization giving veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder a way to serve others in need. The event begins with a cocktail hour at 5:15 PM and the documentary starts at 6pm. A VIP ticket gets a viewing of the documentary, 4 comedy PSAs and a raffle ticket, custom-made gift baskets and a gift bag. Red carpet photos included. Veterans who attended the June 2016 Mexico mission may attend free of charge. Proceeds go directly to help veterans in need. Please RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com.
Starting at 5:00 PM, there will be a Veterans Dinner hosted by the Coos Bay Eagles. This dinner is free to all with a cocktail hour at 5 and dinner begins at 6. at 568 South 2nd Street Contact: Larry Bingham email@example.com
The Annual American Legion Breakfast will be held at 8:00 AM. The cost is $7.00 for adults and children under 12 are $4.00 at the American Legion Hall North Bend, 1421 Airport Way.
Kingsview Christian School in North Bend will honor veterans with a special program and spaghetti dinner, hosted by fifth and sixth-graders from 4:30 to 6:00 PM at the Bay Area Nazarene Church, 1850 Clark Street, North Bend. The dinner will cost $5. For more information, call 541-756-1411.
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