The Benton County Republican Womens' Club participates in many non-political programs and events and it is our honor to support all our troops and veterans, not as partisans but as grateful Americans. We keep our soldiers and their families in our thoughts and prayers and we are pleased to take action on their behalf whenever and however we can be of help.

Albany's Veterans Day Parade

Benton and Linn County Republicans are sponsoring a float in the Albany Veterans Day Parade on Thursday, November 11. You’re invited to ride our beautiful float and thank the many veterans who will be lining the streets. The Benton County Republican Women have made thousands of buttons to present to veterans. Help us give these small tokens of our respect and patriotism to those whose service gives us our freedom. John Bussell, race car driver, has joined us to represent the Oregon Chapter of Operation Homefront.

Our float is NUMBER 186. To find us, turn east off Pacific Blvd onto Queen Avenue SW. Turn north onto Industrial Way, where you’ll find the check-in booth and a map of where our float is located. Floats will line both sides of Industrial Way, Jackson Avenue, 13th St. and 9th St. in the vicinity of the Law Enforcement Center (Map of general gathering area). The parade begins at 11 a.m. sharp, so please be at the float by 10:30 a.m. Thursday should have the best weather of the week, but there’s a small chance of a shower. Bring a rain poncho and dress warmly enough for a November day. Please carpool because parking near the floats may be limited.

Added: See our parade photos here: 2010 Veterans Day Parade, Albany, OR