Heroes Night: Views from the air and the ground

Community supports military, first responders, and educators and annual event.

Heroes Night continued its tradition of celebrating military veterans, first responders, and for the first time, educators. 

The event, now in its sixth year, was held at the east Vancouver Costco on Saturday. A car show across the street got the festivities started, and there were military, rescue, and police vehicles on the ground outside the Costco entrance. In the air, vintage aircraft flew over the crowd.

Heroes Night is put on by the Community Military Appreciation Committee. 

This year’s honorees were: Chaplain James Mead of Vancouver, a Navy retiree; Mick Hoffman, an administrator with Vancouver Public Schools; Carl Lingenfelter, a World War II veteran who will turn 100 this summer; John “Hoppie” Hopkins, a Vietnam veteran; Richard Alvarez, a Vietnam veteran who passed away last year. CMAC also honors the Buffalo Soldiers each year. 

For more on the event, here is what Clark County Today posted last week:

And here, we offer you a video, with views from the ground and from the air from Saturday’s special event, courtesy of ClarkCountyToday.com’s Jacob Granneman:

A view from one of the bi-planes that celebrated Heroes Night on Saturday. Photo by Jacob Granneman
A view from one of the bi-planes that celebrated Heroes Night on Saturday. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Mac and Caline Shipp get a chance to sit in a Camas-Washougal Fire Department vehicle during Heroes Night on Saturday at the east Vancouver Costco. Photo by Mike Schultz
Mac and Caline Shipp get a chance to sit in a Camas-Washougal Fire Department vehicle during Heroes Night on Saturday at the east Vancouver Costco. Photo by Mike Schultz
Katherine Dickson, Jenette Paul, and Trish Hollingsworth prepare to serve pieces of America the Beautiful cake at Heroes Night at the east Vancouver Costco on Saturday night. Photo by Mike Schultz
Katherine Dickson, Jenette Paul, and Trish Hollingsworth prepare to serve pieces of America the Beautiful cake at Heroes Night at the east Vancouver Costco on Saturday night. Photo by Mike Schultz
Jack Giesen takes a look at this World War I ambulance at Heroes Night on Saturday. Photo by Mike Schultz
Jack Giesen takes a look at this World War I ambulance at Heroes Night on Saturday. Photo by Mike Schultz
Bi-planes took a tour of east Vancouver, celebrating Heroes Night. Photo by Mike Schultz
Bi-planes took a tour of east Vancouver, celebrating Heroes Night. Photo by Mike Schultz
Clark County residents got a special treat if they looked up Saturday as several bi-planes took to the skies to celebrate Heroes Night. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Clark County residents got a special treat if they looked up Saturday as several bi-planes took to the skies to celebrate Heroes Night. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Kevin Kreiter pilots his vintage aircraft Saturday as part of Heroes Night festivities in east Vancouver. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Kevin Kreiter pilots his vintage aircraft Saturday as part of Heroes Night festivities in east Vancouver. Photo by Jacob Granneman
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