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By Max Erikson

Juvenile who defaced Wall to make public apology


November 1, 2017

As part of restitution and making amends, the juvenile who vandalized the Wall That Heals this summer will stand before a group of veterans and give a public apology to them for his actions of defacing The Wall. The juvenile will also help prepare and serve a special veterans’ meal.

The evening of Veterans’ Day, Nov. 11, the American Legion will host a prime rib dinner, free for veterans and their spouses, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. It is at this dinner that the repentant juvenile will speak.

The event occurs the weekend of Veterans’ Day, marked by the third annual Goldendale Veterans Day Parade, organized again by the Goldendale Masonic Lodge. The parade is Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., and residents are encouraged to come out in support of the parade and the veterans that it honors.

Police and Fire Department vehicles will join the parade along with the Goldendale High School Marching Band. American Legion members and a color guard, along with representatives from local businesses, will be marching.

The parade procession is open to everybody who wants to participate and join in the parade.

Staging will start at 10 a.m. at the primary school before heading east on Simcoe Street and then South on Columbus.

Registration will be located at the Goldendale Primary School on the 800 block of South Schuster the day of the parade. To pre-register, you can find an application at Umpqua Bank on Main Street or call 250-3086 for more information. There is a suggested donation of $10 per entry. The Masonic Lodge is requesting that pre-registration entry forms be completed and turned in by 3 p.m. on Nov. 8. Completed forms can be dropped off at the Masonic Lodge or at Umpqua Bank.

For veterans who can’t get to the parade grounds, the Goldendale Motorsports Association (GMA) will be escorting veterans to the parade line up and will drive veterans in the parade in vintage cars. Veterans can meet at the American Legion Hall at 108 N Grant in Goldendale at 10 a.m. to catch a ride.

Following the parade veterans and their families are invited to the Masonic Lodge for an Elk Stew luncheon.

Prior to the Veterans Day parade, the Eastern Star 66th annual Turkey Dinner will be held on Sunday Nov. 5, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Goldendale.

Ladies of the Eastern Star will be serving a traditional turkey dinner with mashed potatoes and dressing, and they are offering free delivery of meals for those who cannot attend.

Tickets are $10 if you pre-order and $12 at the door. To pre-order your tickets call (509) 314-9743 and leave a name and call-back number.


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