O’Hara Students Pay Tribute to Veterans

EUGENE, Ore — Many schools have Veterans Day off, but they are not letting this national holiday go unrecognized. O’Hara Catholic School held a special tribute for veterans and servicemen and women on Monday, November 10. Students sang songs including the National Anthem and You’re A Grand Old Flag. The U.S. Marine Corps presented the … Continue reading »

Luper Cemetery Opens For Veterans Day

EUGENE, Ore. — One of the oldest cemeteries in the Willamette Valley opened its gates on this Veterans Day. There are more than 160 tombstones at Luper Cemetery. It was founded in the mid-1800s and is the burial site for some people who traveled to the area on the Oregon Trail. While the cemetery is … Continue reading »

UO Call Names of Fallen Soldiers

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of fallen soldiers are being honored with a National Roll Call at the University of Oregon. From 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, volunteers read names of fallen soldiers who fought in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Seven thousand names were called during the nine hour reading and student … Continue reading »

Thousands Attend Albany Veterans Parade

ALBANY, Ore. — On Tuesday, downtown Albany was home to the largest Veterans Day parade west of the Mississippi. The parade started at 11 a.m., the same time World War I ended on the eleventh day of the eleventh month 96 years ago. Approximately 40,000 people lined the streets of Albany to show their support … Continue reading »

Carry the Fallen on Veterans Day

EUGENE, Ore — A new Veterans Day event is taking place on Tuesday, November 11 in Eugene and Springfield. ¬†Local vets are teaming up for a 12 hour ruck march. Five local veterans, each with a disability, will march on Veterans Day for 12 hours. ¬†They will be marching with backpacks and carrying the American … Continue reading »

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 »

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