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Cornell Estates salutes vets

Cornell Estates will host a Veterans Day Salute Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

The guest speaker will be Lt. Col. Thomas Barnes, retired from the U.S. Army. He has served in many capacities, including as infantry battalion commander, administrative officer, combat helicopter pilot and test pilot, flight engineer and crew chief. Barnes has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and many other medals of commendation and valor.

Pastor Bryan Austring from Helvetia Community Church will be the master of ceremonies. Also in attendance will be Chaplin Lynn Ham from the American Legion Post No. 6. Boy Scout Troop 855 will act as honor guard, and representatives from the David Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will donate U.S. flag pins for veterans.

Cornell Estates is located at 1005 N.E. 17th Ave., Hillsboro.

For more information, call Cornell Estates at 503-640-2884.

Ceremony at Fair Complex

The public is invited to a Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday at the Washington County Fair Complex, Northeast Veterans Drive and 34th Avenue.

The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. and will take place rain or shine. Covered seating is available.

Washington County Commissioner Bob Terry will host the event, with special guest speaker Bill Ivey.

Ivey is the executive director of Homes for Our Troops, a nonprofit organization that builds specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.

The event will also feature speakers who served in Vietnam, including Mayor Jerry Willey and Ret. Colonel Herb Hirst.

The ceremony is sponsored by Washington County Disability, Aging & Veteran Services, in partnership with Memorial Fund for Veterans of Washington County.

Parking is available at the TriMet Fair Complex/Hillsboro Airport Park and Ride.

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