Veterans Day Parade in Albany Nov. 11

Yes, the Albany Veteran’s Parade is back in full stride for 2022.

The parade, in its 71st year, which organizers bill as the largest west of the Mississippi, will start at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, on Pacific Boulevard and follow the traditional route down Lyon Street, turning on Second Avenue to Ferry Street and then proceeding to the Linn County Courthouse on Third Avenue.

The theme this year is “Welcome Home, Veterans.”

Grand marshals will be Robert Griffin, American Legion Post 10 Honor Guard commander; Randy Martinak, co-founder of the Timber Linn Memorial Park; and Albany Mayor Alex Johnson II.

The parade is one of a variety of events surrounding the Veterans Day celebration:

— Ongoing through Nov. 14: Downtown Veterans Uniforms Display: Businesses throughout the downtown area in Albany will display uniforms from various branches of the military and wars ranging from the Civil War to current campaigns.

Nov. 10:  Veteran of the Year Banquet: Held at the Linn County Expo Center beginning at 7 p.m., the event will honor 2022 Veteran of the Year David Solomon, commander of American Legion Post 10 in Albany. Ticket information and other details available at www.facebook.com/events/1083436349200022.

— Nov. 11 – Veterans Day Breakfast: West Albany High School Cafeteria, 2100 SW Elm St., from 6 to 9:30 a.m. All you can eat, including eggs, ham, pancakes, milk and coffee. $10 for adults, $5 for children, veterans and active military members in uniform.

— Nov. 11 – Veterans Day Memorial Service: 8:30 a.m. at Timber Linn Memorial Park, 900 Price Road SE.