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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
You can pay tribute to veterans this weekend. Here’s a look at some of the parades and celebrations. Saturday, the city of Albany is hosting the biggest Veterans Day parade west of the Mississippi. That begins at 11 a.m. F-15 Eagle fighter jets with the Oregon Air National Guard are scheduled to conduct a flyovers … Continue reading »