Veteran’s Day is Friday, November 11, and there will be observations throughout the month. A list of observations in Oregon is here: http://oregondva.com/blog/2016/10/17/2016-statewide-veterans-day-events/#EventsList and in Washington State is here: https://wdva.app.box.com/s/i3x35mzs32r4zfcog1x0iy4vbv5rdg6j.
Author Talk, "John P. Langellier", Saturday, November 12, 2PM, Ft. Vancouver Visitor Center, 1501 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver. "Noted author John P. Langellier will discuss his new book, 'Fighting for Uncle Sam: Buffalo Soldiers in the Frontier Army'. This event, hosted by the National Park Service at Fort Vancouver and the Friends of Fort Vancouver, is free to the public. Copies of Langellier's book will be available for sale in the Visitor Center Bookstore, and Langellier will sign copies. From the American Revolution to the present day, African Americans have stepped forward in their nation's defense. Fighting For Uncle Sam: Buffalo Soldiers in the Frontier Army breathes new life into a stirring subject, emphasizing the role men who have come to be known as "Buffalo Soldiers" played in opening the Trans-Mississippi West. Langellier's work features over 150 images painstakingly gathered from public and private collections, as well as a concise overview of this fascinating, American story. 'The story of the Buffalo Soldiers is one that is closely connected to our national park,' said Acting Chief Ranger Bob Cromwell. 'African American soldiers from Company B of the 24th U.S. Infantry Regiment were stationed at Vancouver Barracks in 1899, and were an important part of the community here.' "http://www.friendsfortvancouver.org/buffalo-soldiers/
Author Talk, "Diane Green-Hartley", Saturday, November 19, 2PM, Ft. Vancouver Visitor Center, 1501 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver. "Friends of Fort Vancouver will host a presentation and book signing by author Diane Green-Hartley of her book Lillie's Jasper: The 1930 Pilgrimage of a Gold Star Mother. The book brings the reader into the personal narratives of two individuals, Lillie Jasper, the mother of a World War I doughboy who died in France during the war, and her son. In 1930 Lillie traveled as a guest of the US government to visit the grave of her son just outside Paris. The narratives give the reader a detailed insight into the history, through the eyes of a mother and son caught up in the conflict of the wider world. Her son's letters bring an insight into life as a doughboy and Lillie's letters and diaries chronicle the pilgrimage she made to France. Green-Hartley weaves their stories together for a fascinating window into the experience of their times." http://www.friendsfortvancouver.org/#/pilgrimage-of-a-gold-star-mother-november-19-2016/
“Mushrooms”, Saturday, November 26, 11:30AM-1PM, Tryon Creek State Park. Free. All ages. “For a special last Saturday treat, wander into one of our classroom discovery days. We’ve got bones, animal pelts, live animals, and all sorts of other cool stuff we want to share with you. Each session will have a specific theme, but it’s not a structured program so you can come and go as you please.” http://www.tryonfriends.org/ This event follows their 10AM guided nature walk which features the same theme.