UO Recognizes Veterans

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon showed its appreciation for veterans Monday, but events will last all week. The events kicked off with a remembrance roll call at the EMU Amphitheater, reading almost 7,000 names of fallen soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. There are roughly 300 student veterans at the University of … Continue reading »

Parade Honors Native American Veterans

ROSEBURG, Ore. — More than a hundred groups participated in this year’s Douglas County Veterans Day Parade. Parade participants and spectators filled the streets of downtown Roseburg. Things kicked off near the corner of Jackson and Diamond Lake at the Douglas County Library. This year the parade honored Native American veterans, choosing the group to … Continue reading »

Veterans Enjoy Raptor Center for Free

EUGENE, Ore. — Veterans and their families got to visit the Cascades Raptor Center for free Monday. The Eugene center is home to more than 50 different birds. A crew of volunteers spend time taking care of injured, sick and orphaned raptors. Executive Director Louise Shimmel says offering free admission is the least the center … Continue reading »

Veterans Day Events

EUGENE, Ore. — There are many ways to pay tribute to those who have served our country this Veterans Day. One annual event that’s open to the public is the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month ceremony. This year, two special guests will speak at the ceremony. Eugene writer Bob Welch … Continue reading »

Community Celebrates Veterans

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Hundreds of people took to the streets of Springfield Sunday to celebrate veterans. People lined the streets waving flags and cheering on those who’ve served our country. There was one group marching in the parade that wasn’t a veteran group, but actually family members of soldiers currently deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. … Continue reading »

Veterans to Receive Honorary Diplomas

ELKTON, Ore. — A special ceremony will be held Thursday in Douglas County to honor veterans. Veterans will receive honorary diplomas from Elkton Charter School. It’s an annual event generating pride for the red, white, and blue in a blue collar town. The Veterans Day ceremony begins at 10 a.m. at Elkton Charter School, and … Continue reading »

School Holds Veterans Day Assembly

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Veterans Day isn’t until Nov. 11, but students at a Springfield school spent Wednesday morning celebrating early. It was the fourth annual Veterans Day assembly at Thurston Middle School. Click on the video above to see how the school paid tribute to 20 local vets in a big way.

Western Oregon Celebrates Veterans Day

ALBANY/SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Sunday was Veterans Day, a day of giving thanks to those who fought and are still fighting to protect our country. Residents throughout Western Oregon spent the weekend honoring our local heroes. In both Albany and Springfield, folks gathered to watch a patriotic parade all to support the people who fight for … Continue reading »

Veterans Recognize WWII Battalion

EUGENE, Ore. — In Eugene, people had the opportunity to learn about a special battalion from World War II. Veterans and their loved ones gathered at the Veterans Memorial Building on Willamette Sunday at the eleventh hour for a special presentation on the 100th Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Europe. The group was … Continue reading »

UO Starts Veterans Oral History Project

EUGENE, Ore. — While the state of Oregon and indeed the nation honors veterans on November 11, one project at the University of Oregon is trying to preserve their stories. The UO Veterans’ Oral History Project is headed by Professor Alexander Dracobly, and aims to document the military experiences of men and women associated with … Continue reading »

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