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Veterans will be honored at events around the Yakima Valley


In case you need the run down on the Veterans Day events here in the Yakima Valley we have them courtesy of the Yakima Herald Republic.


The annual Veterans Day parade, featuring more than 50 entries including a Marine tank, starts at 10:45 a.m. at Naches Avenue and travels west on Yakima Avenue to its conclusion at Sixth Avenue. The parade will be preceded by a breakfast at the VFW Hall at 118 S. Fifth Ave. Free hot dogs will be available to children at the parade’s end.

A Veterans Day observance will be held at 1 p.m. at the Korean-Vietnam monument at Sarg Hubbard Park. Events include speeches, a 21-gun salute by the Yakama Warriors Association, and a rendition of taps.

McAllister Museum of Aviation will offer coffee and cookies along with a display of World War II memorabilia from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event will be held at 2008 S. 16th Ave.

White Swan

The 46th annual Veterans Day Powwow at the White Swan Pavilion off Mission Road will feature traditional Native American dancers. The event starts at 7 tonight and runs until Sunday evening.

A dinner honoring all veterans will be held at the powwow at 7 p.m. Saturday and another honorary dinner will be held at noon Sunday at the nearby Toppenish Longhouse, a tribal church. Both dinners are open to all veterans and the public.


A program will be held at 11 a.m. at the Veterans War Memorial at the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, 8700 Van Belle Road. Following the ceremony, the Veterans of Foreign Wars will offer refreshments at its post, 615 North Ave., Sunnyside.


The seventh annual Prosser Veterans Parade starts at 11 a.m. and winds through downtown.


A 1 p.m. dedication will be held at the town’s recently built veterans memorial at 119 Main St.

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