Friday Veterans Day events start with downtown parade

November 10, 2016

Veterans Day observances Friday will include a parade, along Main Street in downtown Klamath Falls starting at 10 a.m., followed by a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, according to a news release.

Volunteers will raise flags for the Avenue of Flags at Klamath Memorial Park today, and to lower them at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14.

The grand marshal of this year’s Veterans Day Parade will be U.S. Air Force. (ret) Msgt. Clarence Pete Gomez.

During the ceremony, there will be an F-15 Fighter flyover, a presentation by guest speaker Karen Johnson, the VFW post commander, introduction of the oldest Klamath County military veteran, a POW/MIA ceremony conducted by the Rev. Scott Jacobs, and the laying of wreaths on the Veterans Memorial.

Starting at noon, there will be free lunches at the VFW, the American Legion at North Eighth and Pine streets, and The Leatherneck Club at 1019 Main St.

Klamath Elks Lodge No. 1247 will serve S.O.S. (biscuits and gravy) at noon at the lodge following services at Veterans Memorial Park. The public is invited at no charge. The lodge is at 601 Main St. above the El Palacio restaurant. Entry is through the rear of the building.

For more information about the parade, call Doug at 541-218-7094 or Kryssi at 541-591-1732.

Those willing to be volunteers for the Avenue of Flags are asked to contact the Veterans of Foreign Wars at 515 Klamath Ave., 541-891-5749.