9th Annual Celebration of Honor
Saturday begins at 7am with a SOS Breakfast at Henry’s Lighthouse Donuts located in Lighthouse Square on the north end of Lincoln City. A plate is just $5, and proceeds go to the Oregon Coast Veterans.
Walk or run off your hearty breakfast at the 3rd annual 5K Run/Walk for Honor sponsored by Chinook Winds Casino Resort at 9am beginning at the Field of Flags. All proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project. This event is free for veterans and active duty military personnel with proper military I.D. For all others pre-registration is $30. Registration after September 1 and on race day is $40. You can register on the day of the event until 8:30am. Online registration is available at www.chinookwindscasino.com. Participants will receive a t-shirt.
Presentation ceremonies of the Oregon Veterans Medal will take place 5pm Saturday, September 22, at the Field of Flags. Many families of our Oregon servicemen and women killed in action will be present to post flags on behalf of their fallen heroes who will be honored at the opening of the ceremony. The Oregon Veterans Medal is a custom designed medal signifying appreciation for the service and sacrifice of veterans who reside in the state of Oregon. To qualify for the medal, an application form must be completed in advance of the ceremony, with proof of military service attached. Forms will be available at Chinook Winds Casino Resort Players Services just inside the entrance to the Casino beginning September 17. For more information, go to >www.veteransoforegon.com.
A stroll on the beach may produce hidden treasure in the form of a red, white, or blue glass float carefully placed along the miles of sand by Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau volunteers for guests to the community to discover as part of the critically acclaimed “Finders Keepers” promotion.
On Sunday only, veterans are invited to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner FREE at the Siletz Bay Buffet with proof of service. The Celebration of Honor will conclude with the Rededication of the Veterans Memorial in front of the Casino at 2pm on Sunday.