Veterans Day events will feature distinguished veterans who moved into civic leadership

first_imgVeterans serve our nation, then come home.And that’s where many of them continue to serve as community contributors, which can range from civic leadership to roles on the national stage.Examples will be highlighted at several local observances over the next week or so. It starts Saturday, Nov. 5, with the Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver. The annual event takes place in a site that has a 160-year tradition of that transition.The route for Saturday’s 11 a.m. event — known officially as the Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver presented by the Lough Legacy — features references to prominent soldiers who found more than one way to serve.The Marshall House was the residence of Gen. George Marshall, who went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize for rebuilding our former World War II enemies.The Grant House salutes a former Army officer based at Fort Vancouver who went on to become President Ulysses S. Grant.The O.O. Howard House, where the route heads south through the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, is named for another Union officer; Howard headed the Freedmen’s Bureau after the Civil War, assisting 4 million former slaves.last_img