Veterans Day Community Celebration

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2022
6-8 PM
PHILOMATH SCOUT LODGE
660 Clemens Mille Road, Philomath
VETERANS DAY COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

Learn the remarkable history of enemy balloon bombs exploding in the Pacific Northwest during WWII and the courageous All-Black Paratrooper Battalion sent on a top-secret mission to Pendleton, Oregon, to destroy these bombs and suppress the wildfires they caused.

Dr. Robert Barlett is both a veteran and a retired college professor who has extensively studied the history of the Triple Nickles. He will share this extraordinary, little-known story of sacrifice, patriotism and service in a time of war.

5:30 PM - Doors open (view displays, grab snack/coffee, mingle)

6:00 PM - Veterans Memorial Induction program

6:20 PM - Quilts of Valor presentation to local veterans

6:50 PM - Intermission

7:00 PM - Jumping Into Fire - Triple Nickles Talk by Dr. Robert Bartlett

8:00 PM - Thanking JJ Corbett, the last living Triple Nickle

This event will also be live-streamed via YouTube at the link below:

https://youtu.be/31yFpkxX1Vk

There is no charge for admission; however, we encourage everyone who attends to bring a canned food item that can be donated to the Philomath Food Bank.