EUGENE Ore. — Friday marked the 70th anniversary of D-Day. To honor those who fought in World War II, Sheldon Park held a special commemorative event. Of its 110 residents, 37 are veterans. Nathan Fendrich, a well-known historian in Eugene presented a slide show and lecture about the events that took place on D-Day.
“We can’t do enough to say thank you for what they’ve done for us,” said Memory Toman, Sheldon Park coordinator.
Sheldon Park honors its vets on a daily basis with a Vet’s Wall that features photos of their veterans.
“If these veterans of D-Day had not accomplished their job, I may not have been able to be in the land that is free,” said Paul Kutschara, a Vietnam and Cold War veteran.