Veterans Day honored through parade, dinner
August 27, 2008 · Updated 5:29 PM
ARLINGTON While this years Veterans Day will be a relatively simple affair, it still promises civilians and veterans alike an opportunity to commemorate the service of their countrymen through ceremony, according to Arlington American Legion Post 76 Service Officer Jim Barron.
The lineup for the Nov. 11 parade will begin on the north end of Olympic Avenue at 10:30 a.m., in time for the parades participants to start marching by 11 a.m. At 1 p.m. the American Legion Hall on Olympic Avenue will open its doors to serve free dinners to all military members, both active duty and retired, as well as providing meals to the veterans guests for $5 each.
Because Legion Park is still in its finishing stages, it will not host Veterans Day ceremonies, nor will it serve as staging grounds for the posting of the colors. However, the Legion Hall dinner will be preceded by a ceremony honoring American military members who are prisoners of war or missing in action.
Like the day itself, the ceremonies will be dedicated to all veterans, both those who gave their lives for their country and those who are still living, Barron said.
Barron also invited the public to attend the Pearl Harbor Day ceremonies at Pioneer Hall Dec. 7, tentatively scheduled to start between 12:30-1 p.m.