WWII Veteran Remembers Time Served

EUGENE, Ore. — One of the oldest veterans on the South Willamette Valley Honor Flight — a trip that gives veterans the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. — is reflecting on what it was like to serve during World War II. 97 year-old Ann Malarsie returned from Washington D.C. last week. She enlisted in … Continue reading »

Community Members Honor Fallen Soldiers

EUGENE, Ore. — Flags line the rows at Pioneer Cemetery where many of Eugene’s oldest veterans are buried.  Monday afternoon the cemetery was filled with people who gathered to pay tribute to fallen soldiers. During the ceremony a middle school band performed music and the Eugene firefighters pipes and drums group performed as well. Veterans … Continue reading »

Harrisburg Honors Heroes

EUGENE, Ore. — One of the longest standing and most touching Memorial Day ceremonies took place in Harrisburg Monday. Veterans, Boy Scouts Troop 89, and the community performed wreath laying and flag ceremonies at cemeteries all around town. Four war veterans and VFW members shared their stories in this touching tribute, that started at the River Bank Gazebo. … Continue reading »

Luper Cemetery Holds Open House

EUGENE, Ore. — Volunteers at the Luper Cemetery in Eugene are using this holiday weekend to teach the community a history lesson. They are hosting an open house all weekend to share with visitors the back stories of the many people buried there. Organizers say this is one of the oldest cemeteries in the Willamette … Continue reading »

Memorial Day Events

Albany May 26 – 11 a.m. – VFW Linn Post 584 presents a public ceremony at the Linn County Veterans Memorial at Timber Linn Park off of Price Road. 1469 Timber St. Bend May 26 – 1 p.m. – Annual public ceremony and services at Deschutes Memorial Gardens, Hwy. 97. Reception following at VFW Post … Continue reading »

2014 Memorial Day Events

Groups are celebrating Memorial Day this year all around Oregon. Here are some of the events happening in western Oregon, according to the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs. Albany May 26 – 11 a.m. – VFW Linn Post 584 presents a public ceremony at the Linn County Veterans Memorial at Timber Linn Park off of … Continue reading »

Memorial Day Deadlier Than Last Year

EUGENE, Ore. — This Memorial Day was even deadlier than last year as Oregon saw twice as many fatalities over the holiday weekend this time around, Oregon State Police said. OSP put out initial Memorial Day numbers Tuesday morning, reporting six deaths resulting from five separate crashes across the state. Two of those happened in … Continue reading »

Homeless Vet Finds Help

EUGENE, Ore. — On any given night, more than 300,000 veterans are living on the streets or in shelters across America. “Memorial Day is a wonderful time to remember all the men and women who help our country stay the beautiful country that it is,” said Rebecca Larson, Saint Vincent de Paul’s Public Relations Director. That … Continue reading »

Luper Cemetery Honors Veterans

EUGENE, Ore. — The honor for veterans spread into a local historical cemetery Monday. Miniature flags marked their final place of rest at the Luper Cemetery open house. Now in its second year, volunteers said Memorial Day was a great time to share the stories inside the gates. “We did it on Memorial Day because … Continue reading »

NAACP Holds Memorial Day Barbecue

EUGENE, Ore. — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Eugene Chapter honored veterans for Memorial Day. The chapter held a barbecue at Washington Park Monday afternoon. Kids played games and a live DJ was even on hand. NAACP members say they can relate to veterans’ struggles. “And it really does have a … Continue reading »

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