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Veterans Day celebrations

Veterans Day Lunch: The American Legion of Medford will host its Medford Veterans Day celebation from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Hawthorne Park, off Jackson and Hawthorne streets. The event is open to all veterans, family members and military supporters in the community, says Kirby Rider, Commander of the American Legion Post in Medford. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Veterans Helping Veterans.” The event will focus on the community’s veterans and those who’ve gone above and beyond to support other vets in the community, the unsung heroes who give back to the veteran community. A free lunch will be available to any vet who can show proof of their military service. A suggested donation of $5 will be asked from family and community members. Call 971-777-0395 or email kirbyrider1@gmail.com for information.

Veteran’s Day Commemoration: Men and women who served their country in times of peace and war will be honored during a Veteran’s Day Commemoration from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the Fallen War Heroes Memorial in Don Jones Memorial Park, 4940 New Haven Road, Central Point. The war memorial contains the names of nearly 6,000 service members who died in the line of duty from the Civil War to the present.

Veterans Day Celebration: The Department of Veterans Affairs in White City will host a Veterans Day Celebration for community, veterans, active duty and their families from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Camp White Museum, 8495 Crater Lake Highway, Building 200, White City. Activities include information booths on available veterans administration services, a barbecue provided by Camp White Young Marines and Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics, a Quilt of Honor recipients presentation, and Ford Motors will present the keys to a new Disabled American Veteran van. DAV is part of a nationwide network of volunteer drivers to transport veterans to and from treatment facilities. Veterans and active duty in attendance also will receive commemorative coins. New memorabilia at Camp White Museum includes a US Army Harley Davidson Motorcycle used in World War II for police, courier duties and scouting.

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