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Veterans Convoy

Discussion in 'Events & Get Togethers' started by oknow, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Veterans Day Convoy

    A Convoy travels the full length of I-205 the Sunday before Veterans Day each year to kick off the holiday observance to honor all veterans and raise awareness of the highway named in their honor. The convoy forms at the Clark County Fairgrounds where we will mass vehicles of all types and only ask participants to fly the American flag with headlights on during the journey. This event is open to the public, you do not need to be a veteran to show your patriotism and join this salute to veterans. It is not a race; we travel all in one line the entire journey in true Convoy fashion. Our goal is before the last vehicle leaves to have the first vehicle arrive at the end so the Convoy actually stretches the full length of Veterans Memorial Highway (37 ½ miles) at one time.

    Convoy 2014 Information [PDF]

    We will be presenting an Oregon Honorable Service Medal to any veteran who has served honorably, alive or deceased (or still serving) in the Armed Forces of the United States at the Wilsonville ceremony. Applications are available on-line at www.veteransoforegon.com Proof of honorable service is required. Please bring this along with the application to the convoy to pre-register for the medal ceremony is ONLY between 7am and noon at the Fairgrounds. We invite everyone to join us help thank every veteran past and present for their service. Bring you family and camera for this very photogenic opportunity and celebration.

    To receive a medal, applicants must pre-register at the Fairgrounds in Vancouver or by mail to our address above. Applications can be downloaded from our website or can be picked up at the Convoy starting point in Vancouver. The Medal ceremony is in Wilsonville.