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From the mayor’s desk: Meadow Martell

Meadow Martell

Saturday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. This is a holiday that honors and thanks all military personnel who served the United States in all wars.
Cave Junction City Hall, Federal Government offices and banks will celebrate by closing Friday, Nov. 10. USPS will not deliver mail on Friday or Saturday. National parks remain open and are free to all visitors on Saturday.
The history of this holiday is that on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect that ended “the war to end all wars” Nov. 11, 1919. President Wilson proclaimed that the day should be “filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory”.
On Saturday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, Cave Junction and the Parks and Recreation Committee have planned a big celebration and dedication at the new Veterans Memorial in Jubilee Park.
The festivities start at 10:30 a.m. with doughnuts and coffee served in the Pavilion. At 11:11 am American Legion Post #70 will raise an American flag that was flown over the United States Capitol on the new flagpole. There will be speakers to talk about historical markers and our history and the significance of Labor Day. Representative Lily Morgan will make the dedication of the Memorial. The Illinois Valley High School band will play and the Illinois Valley High School Choir will sing. At some point during the dedication there will be a flyover from Kingsley Field Air National Guard. Following the ceremonies, the Masonic Lodge/Order of the Easter Star will serve food in the pavilion.
This is a significant Cave Junction event dedicating a new memorial in Jubilee Park honoring and celebrating our veterans. You won’t want to miss this! Come on down to Jubilee Park and join us Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. for the dedication ceremony, starting with coffee and donuts at 10:30 am.
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them.” ~John F. Kennedy.
Just a friendly reminder that City Hall closes at 3 p.m. on the last day of the month. If it is late in the month and you need to speak to someone in City Hall, check your calendar before coming in.