For the past twelve years, Chinook Winds Casino Resort, Owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, has spearheaded the Annual Celebration of Honor, a public event that honors active-duty personnel, military veterans, and their families. The annual Celebration of Honor includes the Field of Honor, with 1,000 flags overlooking the ocean, the Oregon Memorial Wall and vendors on site to offer information to Veterans and their families.
On Thursday, September 24, Veterans and active-duty personnel eat FREE during open hours at the Siletz Bay Buffet. Veterans and active-duty personnel must stop by the Winners Circle to register, show proof of military service (DD-214 or other Military ID), to receive this benefit. Only one free voucher per person. The free comedy show is back this year on Thursday September 24, just show proof of Military service for two free tickets.Don’t miss the Ride of Honor led by the Oregon Coast Veteran’s Association (OCVA) starting at SW 51st street and will end at the Field of Honor just prior to opening ceremonies at approximately noon on Wednesday September 23.
Many vendors have joined the event this year in order to provide services and information to veterans and their families. Among the confirmed attendees are: My HealthyVet, Vet Center (readjustment counseling service), D.A.V. & Vet Dogs, Vets helping Vets HQ, Veterans Benefits Administration, Chapter 72 Purple Heart , Northwest Battle Buddies, Disabled Vets Outreach Program (Lincoln County), Goodwill Employment, Veterans’ Stress Project, Umpqua Valley Chapter 805, Returning Veterans Project and Oregon Coast Veterans Association. The vendor tent will be located on the Field of Honor located behind the casino. The tent will be open Thursday September 24 – Sunday, September 27 10am-4pm. Please contact Bill John for more information at 541-996-5815.
This tribute to our service men and women begins with a soft opening at the Oregon Travelling Tribute Wall at 5pm in front of the Casino. Opening Ceremonies at the Field of Honor, in the open field behind Chinook Winds Casino Resort, is on Friday, September 25th at 6PM.