You are invited to attend the fifth annual A Tribute to Veterans event, Friday, November 8, at the Oregon State Capitol. The Tribute will start at noon with the presentation of the colors by the North Salem High School Army JROTC Color Guard in the rotunda, followed by a performance from the Oregon Spirit Chorus.
The Oregon Spirit Chorus joined Sweet Adelines International in 2007. Since their first regional competition in 2008, the chorus has achieved first place in their division nine times. In 2015, Oregon Spirit competed at the International Harmony Classic Competition in Las Vegas earning third place. The chorus has 34 members and are under the direction of Kathy Scheel.
“We are appreciative of this opportunity to again provide a tribute to veterans,” Scheel said of their performance at the Capitol.
The Capitol is also hosting “The Second World War – An Oregon Perspective” exhibit from the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education display through November 28. As part of the exhibit the VFW661 Uniform Display Museum will be displaying uniforms of Jewish soldiers in World War II.
Refreshments will be served in the Galleria and stick flags will be handed out while supplies last. This is a free event open to the public. Parking is metered around the Capitol. This event is part of the Capitol History Gateway Project and is sponsored by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation. For more information, contact Visitor Services at 503-986-1388 or visit www.oregoncapitol.com. For more information on the Oregon Spirit Chorus visit www.oregonspirit.org.