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 »

Collaboration to End Vet Homelessness

EUGENE, Ore. — Homelessness is a problem many veterans experience locally and across the country. But, a collaboration between Lane County and the cities of Eugene and Springfield is hoping to put fourth a housing first model, so no veteran has to live on the streets. Charles Platt is a local veteran who’s now managing a … 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 »

A Day in the Life of Veterinarian

EUGENE, Ore. — Most of us love animals, but have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend your whole life around them? In this week’s “A Day in the Life,” KEZI 9 News Anchor Bob Schaper goes inside “the vet files,” Where Doctor Sean Barret treats an itchy dog, a swollen dragon, … Continue reading »

Community Members Honor Fallen Soldiers

EUGENE, Ore. — Flags line the rows at Pioneer Cemetery where many of Eugene’s oldest veterans are buried.  Monday afternoon the cemetery was filled with people who gathered to pay tribute to fallen soldiers. During the ceremony a middle school band performed music and the Eugene firefighters pipes and drums group performed as well. Veterans … Continue reading »

UO Vets Help Vets Housing Project

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of University of Oregon student veterans spent Saturday lending a hand to others who have also served our country. The Veterans Housing Project offers affordable homes to local veterans who have recently returned to the US from deployment. St. Vinnie’s is behind the project, but they say a lot of … Continue reading »

Veterans Attend Job Fair

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — More than 40 companies and government agencies came out for the second annual Hiring Our Heroes event, which organizers stress is a hands-up, not a handout. Open to all veterans and their spouses, the fair was sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has a goal of hiring 500,000 vets by … Continue reading »