Seaside City Council offered a proclamation paying tribute to veterans and their families Monday night.
Councilor Steve Wright read the Proclamation for Veterans Day, paying tribute “to the men and women who have risked their lives to preserve the liberty of our nation, the families who support them, and the heroes no longer with us.”
The proclamation recalls previous generations of Americans have “charged into harm’s way, sometimes making the ultimate sacrifice, to protect the freedoms that have blessed American.”
The council unanimously supported the proclamation.
Seaside Elks Lodge #1748 joins 1,800 Elks chapters nationwide to honor the nation’s veterans with a program at 6 p.m. on Veterans Day.
Cub Pack 540 serves as honor guard; speakers and the singing of military songs. The lodge is decorated with photos of members who served. Free chili is served after the program.
A table is set for those missing in action or prisoners of war, symbolizing the isolation of the absent service member.
The lodge is located at 324 Avenue A. For more information, call 503-738-6651.
On Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, the American Legion Post 99 will hold its early bird dinner from 4 to 7 p.m.; 1315 Broadway.
All city offices will be closed.