Salute To Veterans
Car & Motorcycle Show!
Saturday June 25th, 2022
Thank you to all the volunteers, participants, and spectators, it took all of you to make our event a success. We had over 400 vehicles which included cars, motorcycles, trucks, military vehicles, police and fire vehicles and the Huey. We hope everyone had a chance to view all these vehicles, find something useful from the vendors and enjoyed the food and drinks from the food trucks. Thank you again for being part of the 2022 Salute to Veterans Car & Motorcycle Show.
To Our Spectators!
Saluting Our Veterans Board would like to apologize about the issue of the Washington Fair Complex’s parking fee. We did not communicate well about their new $10 parking fee gates. We do not have any control over this fee. The Salute to Veterans Car & Motorcycle Show has always been, and always will be a Free Family Event for the community to enjoy while supporting our local veterans in need. All funds raised goes to directly assist those in need. Thank you for your understanding and support.
Organizations We Donate to
Salute to Veterans donates to organizations that focus on Veteran Health and Well-being. Here are a few of the organizations we have donated to in the past.
Do Good Multnomah is a non-profit organization that partners with the community to provide permanent supportive housing and low-barrier emergency shelter to houseless Veterans in Portland, Oregon. We emphasize relationship-building, one-on-one engagement, supportive services, and direct community participation, changing the way we serve houseless Veterans.
Our Mission: Do Good Multnomah supports Veteran-centered communities that inspire dignity, sustainability, and purpose.
While we are committed to providing Veterans with a safe, warm place to stay for the night, we are equally interested in forging meaningful relationships with them. These bonds allow for our staff to serve as mediators and connectors between Veterans and the variety of Veteran service organizations in Portland.
The Honor Flight Network is a national network comprised of 128 independent Hubs throughout the country working together to further the Honor Flight mission. In furtherance of this common goal, we have the opportunity to show our nation’s veterans the appreciation and honor they deserve. Participation in an Honor Flight trip gives veterans the opportunity to share this momentous occasion with other comrades, to remember friends and comrades lost, and share their stories and experiences with other veterans. All honored veterans travel at no cost to the veteran.
The Honor Flight has a mission of honoring our nation’s veterans by taking them to Washington, DC. They visit War Memorials and other Monuments dedicated to their service and sacrifice, in addition to visiting Congress to meet local legislators, and participating in a Wreath Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Ceremony. While originally focused on honoring our nation’s World War II veterans, the Honor Flight Network now also honors Korean War and Vietnam War Veterans, and in special cases terminally ill veterans from more recent service eras. Since its formation in 2005, the Honor Flight Network has taken more than 245,000 veterans to Washington D.C. Because of this non-profit, more than 22,000 veterans each year can go.
We will be taking a portion of the money we make from the Salute to Veterans Car & Motorcycle show and will donate to the Honor Flight of Oregon Hub. This will allow a few Oregon Veterans to travel to DC, for some this will be a lifetime dream and to be able to say goodbye to their fallen comrades.
When Disabled Veterans are discharged from their respective services, they face many unique challenges integrating into civilian life. From physical ailments to mental disorders such as PTSD, our returning service members must not only overcome these new challenges but also face employers that sometimes feel their military training is not an attribute. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.
The training required to be successful in today’s military, across the services, is as advanced as any employer could hope for. Add the personal discipline military personnel are ingrained with, and many of the men and women coming out of today’s military are likely prime candidates for a wide variety of employment positions. Many of these positions require certification or training that was not available or received on active duty. The Disabled Veterans Benefit Fund provides opportunities by way of scholarships as well as tailored mentorships for our veterans to obtain the training they need to succeed without the burden of how to pay for it.
The DVBF also makes funds available for emergency situations that our Disabled Veterans are likely to face. From desperately needed home repairs to counseling for a dependent child affected by their parent’s service, the fund provides the means on a case-by-case basis to turn the potential disaster into an opportunity for success.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the fee to enter the Car & Motorcycle Show?
Pre-registration is $15, and $20 at the gate
Is the event open to all kinds of vehicles?
How can I become a sponsor?
Simply fill out the sponsor registration and choose the level you are interested in. We recognized all who support us on a large banner at the event, in our media and on our website.
What kinds of activities are included at the Car & Motorcycle Show?
We produce a great family event with all kinds of vehicles, trophies, food carts, Blue Grass Band, R&R Band, DJ, Bag Pipe Band for the Veterans Ceremony with ‘celebrity’ speakers, a Civilian Plane Flyover, Vendors, the real Optimus Prime Truck and his ‘brother’ Veterans Truck, Vintage fire trucks, Huey and Loach Helicopter landings (2019 – a Blackhawk landed!), a Military Museum, Silent Auction, and more…
What is the charge for spectators?
FREE admission for Spectators! There is ADA parking. Wheel chairs are able to maneuver on the hard grass of the Fair Grounds.
Can I put a for sale sign on my vehicle?
Yes, you can and we may even have a Car Corral this year.
How can I donate if I can’t attend the event?
How can I volunteer for the events – 2022 Car & Motorcycle Show?
Please call Lynn at 503 780 4670 or email her at email@example.com. There are lots of fun volunteer opportunities avilable.
Can my Car Club get involved?
Absolutely! We have several Clubs who join us each year in a group. They put their club banners out and have a great time. We recognize them on our site and at the events. Again, either call or email Lynn.
Are vendors welcome?
Vendors are most welcome and we usually have around 50-60 vendors of all kinds. Please see the Vendor Registration on this site.