Quilts to Honor Local Vets

EUGENE, Ore. — The local chapter of Quilts of Valor honored a group of war veterans today with quilts made by residents. As they walked up to the front of the room to be recognized, the crowd clapped for their service. The emotional veterans say to many people, these might just be quilts but to … Continue reading »

Quilts for Local Soldiers and Vets

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene woman is quilting her way into the hearts and minds of local veterans and their families. Bobbie Sanford is her name and she’s the coordinator for the west central Oregon chapter of the organization, Quilts of Valor. She’s only been involved for about two years but the number of quilts … Continue reading »

New Veterans Clinic to Open

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A new V.A. clinic is set to open later this spring. When the doors open, vets in Grants Pass will no longer have to travel to White City for services. A building is being renovated for a larger, more accessible clinic to veterans in Grants Pass and throughout the county. Primary … Continue reading »

LCC Veteran Center Celebrates First Year

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane Community College Veteran Center is celebrating a milestone–its one-year anniversary. The center has a study room filled with computers and a lounge where veterans can go to rest between classes. It also has a little library where vets can borrow books for the semester instead of buying them. Veterans who … Continue reading »

Albany Parade Brings in Thousands

ALBANY, Ore. – At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, World War I formally ended in 1918. And on Monday, the eleventh day of November 2013, thousands of people filled the streets of Albany for its 62nd annual Veterans Day parade at 11:00 am. The parade, thought by organizers to … Continue reading »

Horse Program Helps Veterans

(CNN) — In the past 15 years, Maj. Perry Jarmon has been deployed four times. Today, he is part of a different kind of operation called Operation Free Ride. It’s part of a program called Horses4Heroes, a nonprofit organization made up of equestrian facilities nationwide, designed to introduce troops, veterans, first responders and their families … Continue reading »

Interview: Stand Down for Vets

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Hundreds of veterans will get breakfast and lunch, along with some much needed services on Friday. The Hands Down event is happening at the Willamalane Sports Center in Springfield and all veterans are invited. Stand Down volunteer Floyd Bard joined us live for KEZI 9 News This Morning to tell us more. … Continue reading »

Interview: Wreaths Across America

EUGENE, Ore. — A national effort is under way to make sure veterans are remembered during the holidays. It’s called Wreaths Across America. Wreaths will be placed on graves at more the 800 locations nationwide. Commander Roxanne Cole, of the Mahlon Sweet Composite Squadron, is leading the local effort along with Musgrove Family Mortuaries and … Continue reading »

Veterans’ Home Helping Local Economy

LEBANON, Ore. — A Veterans’ Home in Lebanon broke ground a year ago, but this week the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs said it would spend $26 million to finish the project: a project that is benefiting the local economy. The approximate $40 million Veterans’ Home will have 154 beds, and 11 houses with a … Continue reading »

Employment Agency Helps Vets, Disabled

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A new employment agency is helping veterans and people with disabilities find jobs. The company, Blue Sun Inc., works just like any other employment agency: employers hire the company to match them with employees. Blue Sun Inc. says disabled people are still skilled and talented, but that the word “disability” creates some … Continue reading »

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