ASTORIA — On Saturday, Nov. 11, Clatsop Community College will pay respect to our veterans with a Veterans Day ceremony and rededication of Patriot Hall to those who have served our country.
The original dedication of the building took place on Armistice Day 1921 with a plaque ceremony dedicating the building to the “Clatsop County soldiers of all wars.” The rededication will reflect matching elements from the original dedication, including musical numbers and readings.
The American Legion Post No. 12 of Astoria will play a large role in the event, conducting the flag ceremony and POW MIA table ceremony.
Student volunteers from the college will participate in ceremony elements, and members from local music groups — such as Jewell High School Wind Ensemble, Columbia River Symphony, North Coast Chamber Orchestra, North Coast Chorale and North Coast Symphonic Band — will help honor our veterans through musical numbers. Veteran service information will also be present.
The ceremony will start at 10:30 a.m. in Patriot Hall on the Lexington campus in Astoria. All community members are welcome to attend. Following the ceremony, refreshments will be served in the Columbia Hall Café area.