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Non-VA Veteran-related community events (running list)

Non-VA Veteran events in the Pacific NW with all the military service logos

Non-VA Veteran related events in the VA Portland catchment area (SW Washington and Oregon)


Thu. Dec 1, 2022, 12:00 am – 11:59 pm PT





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Hillsboro Veterans Stand Down

October 28, 2022,  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sonrise Church, 6701 NE Campus Way, Hillsboro, OR 97124

The Stand Down is a one day event that provides a one-stop connection for veterans in our community to key services. This event includes breakfast and lunch, clothing and hygiene supplies as well as resources for housing, employment, medical care, pet supplies, legal assistance and much more.

Interested in providing resources, volunteering, or donating items for this event?


Vancouver Veteran's Day Parade 

November 5, 2022, 11 a.m. 

Join Vancouver in honoring our Veterans .

The Historic Trust is thrilled to host the 34th Annual Lough Legacy Veterans Parade

Saturday, November 5, 2022, parade starts at 11:00 a.m.


Vancouver, Washington, has a long-established tradition of honoring our military history.  Now in its 34th year, the Lough Legacy Veterans Parade celebrates the service and sacrifice area veterans have made for our freedom in partnership with the City of Vancouver. These events are made possible through a generous donation from Frank and JoAnne Lough, who dedicated resources to support Veterans Day Services.

Registration for parade participants is now open. Registration closes on October 7th, 2022. Please contact Amy at 360-992-1804 if you have any questions or need assistance.

If you would like to support Veterans through a sponsorship of the Lough Legacy Veterans Parade, please contact Michelle at 360-992-1809.

Learn more.

Oregon Dept. of Veterans Affairs Veterans Day Event 

November 10, 2022, 11 a.m. 

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs will honor all veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces during its Statewide Veterans Day Ceremony this year in view of the Oregon State Capitol Building.

The event will feature remarks by federal, state and local dignitaries and ceremonial elements including color guard, national anthem, wreath presentation and the playing of “Taps.” Attendees should be advised that this year’s event will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 10 — the day before Veterans Day. 

The event will be hosted at the Oregon State Capitol Park located on Court Street Northeast in downtown Salem — directly in front of the Oregon State Capitol Building. 

While the celebration will honor Oregon veterans of all eras, there will be special recognition of Oregon’s Korean War generation. ODVA is honored to welcome Consul General Eunji Seo of the Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Seattle, Wash., who will serve as one of the event’s keynote speakers.

The event is open to the public and uncovered seating will be provided for attendees. Accessible pathways and seating areas for those needing accommodations will also be provided. Attendees are reminded to plan accordingly for Oregon weather. 

For those unable to attend, the event will also be live-streamed on ODVA’s Facebook page at

Portland Veteran's Day Parade 

November 11, 2022, 10 a.m. 

Portland’s only Veterans Day parade was established in 1974. Vernon E. Ross, proprietor of Ross Hollywood Funeral Chapel, founded the parade to honor all veterans, past and present, living and deceased. Today, the tradition is carried on by local organizations and individuals. The parade would not be possible without  volunteers and generous sponsorships.

Learn more at the Portland Veteran's Day website.  


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