Lincoln City’s Annual Celebration of Honor

Posted by OCVA / September 28, 2014

Honor active duty personnel, military veterans, and their families at the Annual Celebration of Honor, September 25-28, 2014, presented by Chinook Winds Casino Resort.

During the Celebration of Honor, take a stroll along the beach and participate in a patriotic treasure hunt. Find red, white, and blue glass floats along the 7.5 miles of sandy shores in Lincoln City hidden by aptly named “Float Fairies.”  By keeping an eagle eye out, you too could be a proud owner of one! This treasure hunting promotion is part of the “Finders Keepers” program, which officially kicks off October 18th, 2014 and runs through to Memorial Day, 2015.

The Celebration of Honor begins with the Field of Flags, which is available for viewing on September 25th at the southeast parking area at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort through Sunday the 28th. Opening Ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. on Friday the 26th at the Field of Flags. New to this year’s event is the Oregon Traveling Memorial Wall, which was made to honor Oregon Vietnam and Gulf War veterans, and is also available to view at the Field of Flags all weekend. The Oregon Veterans Medal Ceremony on the Field of Flags begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday, signifying Oregon’s appreciation for the service and sacrifice of Veterans. To qualify for this medal, an application form must be completed in advance with proof of military service attached. On Sunday, September 28th, the Closing Ceremony takes place in front of the Casino at the permanently installed Dessert Storm Memorial at 2 p.m.

Veterans and active-duty personnel eat FREE during open hours at the Chinook Winds’ Siletz Bay Buffet on Thursday, September 25. Stop by the Winners Circle to register, show proof of military service (DD-214 or other Military ID), and receive this benefit.

On Thursday at 11AM, the historic Bijou Theatre, located at 1624 NE Highway 101, will host a FREE showing of “Windtalkers”, for Military personnel and their families. Directed by John Woo and starring Nicholas Cage, this action packed historical drama tells of two U.S. Marines in WWII who are assigned to protect Navajo Marines that use their native language as an unbreakable radio cypher. This stellar movie event is only $5 for non-military guests.

For more information about the Celebration of Honor contact Heather at Chinook Winds Casino Resort at 541-996-5766 or visit

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