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Local Veterans Day events few, due to COVID-19

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, multiple Veterans Day events have been canceled in the Mid-Valley.

Breakfasts and dinners, the Albany Veterans Day Parade and other events will not be held this year, due to the pandemic.

One of the last to go was a planned Veterans Day Drive-By at the Edward C. Allworth Veterans Home in Lebanon, scheduled for Nov. 11.

Organizer John Lee said Friday that, due to positive outbreaks of the virus in East Linn County veterans organizations, he decided to cancel the event, citing the danger of passing the virus in close interaction in the staging area.