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 »

Cottage Grove Residents Honor Veterans

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — All over western Oregon people found special ways to honor our military men and women on Memorial Day. Cottage Grove residents held a special ceremony to remember what’s important in life and the people who fight so hard to keep us safe. Patriotism. Honor. And remembrance. Those themes all rang true … Continue reading »

Memorial Day Events

EUGENE, Ore. – Many Memorial Day events were planned all across western Oregon to honor the men and women who’ve fought for freedom. The American Legion Post 3 is holding a ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Eugene Pioneer Cemetery. A memorial service is also scheduled at 12:30 p.m. at the Lane Memorial Gardens and … Continue reading »

Interview: A Day in the Park Event

EUGENE, Ore. – A new Memorial Day tradition started Monday, 3 on 3 basketball and some barbecue. The City of Eugene and the local NAACP chapter are hosting the event. Eric, Richardson, Springfield NAACP President, joined Anchor Sean Cuellar on KEZI 9 News This Morning to talk about what the group has planned. The event … Continue reading »

Company Offers Instant Military Discount

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene-based company is making it easier for military families to get special deals for Memorial Day weekend. Usually to get a student or military discount, one has to show a form of physical identification to retailers. But the company SheerID verifies identification instantly during checkout when shopping online. SheerID teamed up … Continue reading »

Patrols Increase for Memorial Day

EUGENE, Ore. — People hitting the roads this holiday weekend will see more police out there. Oregon State Police are partnering with local law enforcement to increase patrols across the state. Last year, three people died on Oregon’s roadways during the Memorial Day Weekend. The increased presence aims to keep that number down this year. … Continue reading »

Coos Bay to Host Memorial Day Parade

COOS BAY, Ore. — Many Memorial Day events are planned this weekend. On Saturday, Coos Bay is hosting its annual parade through downtown. It starts at 11 a.m. Cities and towns across Oregon are also hosting Memorial Day parades and other events. Click here for a list of Memorial Day events happening throughout Oregon.

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