Honor Flight Movie Showing Thursday

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Thursday night is the public’s chance to witness the emotion of veterans traveling to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The film Honor Flight: One Last Mission is a documentary about a program by the same name. It raises money to take the veterans to our nation’s capital. “It actually … Continue reading »

Same-Sex Couple Burial Rights Approved

EUGENE, Ore. — A same-sex couple from Eugene is the first in the country to receive burial rights in a national cemetery. Lt. Col. Linda Campbell’s parents received the honor of being buried in the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. After spending 25 years in the Air Force, Campbell says she wanted the same honor … Continue reading »

Honor Flight Film Coming to Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Local veterans rights advocates are pushing for the public to buy tickets to a Springfield showing of the film “Honor Flight.” The film is about veterans taking a trip to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. For the organizers of the film screening, it’s a chance to truly appreciate the … Continue reading »

Veterans’ Housing Project Receives Grant

EUGENE, Ore. — The Veterans’ Housing Project received a $75,000 grant from The Home Depot Wednesday. The project aims to place veterans in affordable housing for up to two years after deployment. A veteran KEZI 9 News talked to who is living in one of the houses says she hopes to stay in her home … Continue reading »

Vet’s Widow Gets Special Homecoming

LEBANON, Ore. — A Lebanon house got a much-needed makeover that made it possible for its owner to come back home. Chris Engwall, 84, is the widow of a Korean vet. A spinal surgery in September left her unable to walk and as a result unable to get in and out of her home on … Continue reading »

Wreaths Across America Honors Veterans

EUGENE and SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — This holiday season veterans are being remembered. West Lawn Memorial Park is one of three sites participating in Wreaths Across America. What started at Arlington National Cemetery is now here in Lane County. The wreaths have arrived. On Friday they’re being prepped, fluffed, and the ribbons straightened. This is the … Continue reading »

Photos for Soldiers Connects Families

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Some local photographers are using their skills to give back to veterans. Photos for Soldiers is a nonprofit organization that started up this past January. Photographers offer their services free of charge to men and women about to be deployed. They also take photos of loved ones that can be sent overseas. … Continue reading »

Oral History Archives Veterans’ Stories

EUGENE, Ore. — A University of Oregon professor found a unique way to honor our veterans by using their own words. The professor is compiling a oral history archive that documents the military experiences of men and women associated with the university. Some are still active. Alex Dracobly spent the past year working on this … Continue reading »

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 »

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