Veterans Remember Pearl Harbor

PHOENIX, Ore. — Sunday is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. It was on this morning 73 years ago, off the southern coast of Hawaii, that part of the U.S. naval fleet was decimated after a surprise attack by Japan. More than 2,000 people lost their lives, but some survived, and one of the survivors lives in … Continue reading »

Roseburg VA Holds Town Hall Meeting

EUGENE, Ore. — There were a few tense moments Thursday as area veterans vented their frustrations at a town hall meeting put on by the Roseburg VA. It was a full house at the Elks Lodge in west Eugene where dozens of veterans got a chance to make their voices heard. One by one they took … 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 »

“Dog Tags to Ducks” Supports Veterans

EUGENE, Ore. — Transitioning back to civilian life can be hard for some veterans, especially for those choosing to go back to college after serving their country. That’s why the University of Oregon program “Dog Tags to Ducks” was started, in hopes of making that move a little easier. The program has been around for … Continue reading »

Interview: Call of Duty Endowment

EUGENE, Ore. — Unemployment rate for young veterans is nearly three times the national average, but a nonprofit is helping veterans find careers. Retired General James L. Jones, a formal White House National Security adviser, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, and the 32nd Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, joined KEZI 9 News This Morning to … Continue reading »

Parade Honors Veterans

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Lane County veterans received some recognition Sunday at the 15th annual Lane County Veterans Parade in Springfield. Hundreds came to watch the parade as it started on Olympic Street and made its way to G Street. Coordinators say the parade is a way to show veterans across Lane County that their service … Continue reading »

Veterans Record Their Stories

EUGENE, Ore. — In an effort to preserve their stories, veterans all over the state of Oregon are recording their personal accounts of war. It’s called the Oregon Veterans History Project and it’s put together by a number of organizations. It’s happening in Portland, Salem, Medford, Bend, and Eugene. Coordinators say the stories are produced … Continue reading »

Veterans-Only Swim Gets Grant

EUGENE, Ore. — Veterans in Eugene will get access to another form of therapy, thanks to a grant from the Oregon Country Fair Board. The funding makes a veterans-only swim at Tamarack Pool available to veterans at no cost. Staff members say the warm, therapeutic pool offers important healing aspects. Ted Vasquez, a disabled veteran, … Continue reading »

Stand Down for Veterans

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — There was a big show of support for those who have put their lives on the line for our country. Hundreds of vets, many of them homeless, turned out for Friday’s Stand Down in Springfield at the Willamalane Center. There was everything from clothes, glasses and a warm meal, to information about … Continue reading »

Bike Shop Modifies Motorcycle For Vet

MEDFORD, Ore. — Thunderstruck Bikes is helping a disabled veteran regain his mobility. Sgt. Brian Mast is flying into Medford on Sunday to meet with the bike shop and tailor the motorcycle to his specific needs. The Harley Davidson motorcycle was donated by Sgt. Mast’s hometown in Florida. Thunderstruck Bikes is planning on turning the motorcycle … Continue reading »

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