Events across Whatcom County will honor veterans before and on Veterans Day, which is Tuesday, Nov. 11. These events are free unless otherwise noted.
BLAINE SENIOR CENTER SALUTE
Lunch (suggested donation $6) at 11:30 a.m., program starts at noon Monday, Nov. 10.
Blaine Senior Center, 763 G. St.
Blaine Mayor Harry Robinson and members of Albert J. Hamilton American Legion Post No. 7 will honor veterans for their service and offer information on veterans benefits.
6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10.
Bellingham Elks Club, 710 Samish Way.
The Albert J. Hamilton American Legion Post No. 7 color guard will present the colors, followed by a program honoring veterans. Call the Elks at 360-733-3333 for details.
AMERICAN LEGION CEREMONY
11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11.
Bellingham City Hall, 210 Lottie St.
Veterans to be honored by Albert J. Hamilton American Legion Post No. 7 at a ceremony in the City Hall lobby. Music begins at 10:30 a.m. with the ceremony at 11 featuring keynote speaker Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo. Bellingham High School Alumni Band and the Bellingham Bagpipers are scheduled to perform. Post 7 Commander Rick Sucee will be the master of ceremonies.
FEES WAIVED AT STATE PARKS, NATIONAL FOREST
In honor of Veterans Day, no Discover Pass is required Nov. 11 at state parks, including the three in Whatcom County: Birch Bay State Park, Larrabee State Park and Peace Arch State Park. The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is waiving fees at its day-use sites Nov. 8-11 in honor of the holiday.