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Oregon Memorial Day Events 2011

Oregon Memorial DayBelow is a list of some of the Memorial Day happenings around Oregon.

Albany
May 30
11 a.m. – VFW Post 584 will host a ceremony at Willamette Memorial Park, 2640 Old Salem Rd. N.E.
2 p.m. – Ceremony at Twin Oaks Cemetery, 34275 Riverside Dr. Free lunch to follow at the VFW Post, 1469 Timber St. S.E.
Contact: Roy Poppleton, 541-974-2172

Beaverton
May 30
10 a.m. – A 52-piece Northwest American Legion Band playing military music.
11 a.m. – Main Memorial Program Honor Guard Flag Presentation, POW/MIA ceremony, Southridge High School Choir, V.I.P. speakers.
12:15 p.m. – The SubVets hold special tolling of the lost submarines event at our USS Albacore Monument located in Beaverton’s Veterans Memorial Park, located at 7th & Watson St.

Buck Hollow
May 30
10 a.m. – A Remembrance Ceremony at the cemetery. Wreath-laying by VFW Post 42 Auxiliary. Guest speaker: AMVETS Chaplain Bud Abbott. Honor Guard fires a 21-gun salute. A Howitzer salute by the 2-218th Field Artillery, Oregon Army National Guard. Taps will be played.

Canyonville
May 30
11 a.m. – Annual Veterans Remembrance Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in front of City Hall. An F-15 flyover has been requested.

Coos Bay
May 28
11 a.m. – The 26th annual Memorial Day parade in downtown Coos Bay is getting bigger and better each year. We have the parade rain or shine and everyone is welcome.
Parade will run on 4th and Golden and throughout downtown.

May 30
7 a.m. – AMVETS Post 10 places flag’s Sunset Memorial Cemetery at 7 a.m. and Ocean View Memorial Cemetery at 8 a.m. to honor veterans that have served this country and have gone on before us.
4 p.m. – A Memorial at Ocean View Cemetery to honor veterans.

Corvallis
May 30
2 p.m. – A program will be held at the Benton County Veterans Memorial on the south lawn of the National Guard Armory. The program will be paying tribute to those who have passed on. Families and friends take part and the event is open to the public. There will be speeches, music and time for reflections. Cake and punch served following the program. In case of inclement weather the program will move inside the Armory. An F-15 flyover has been requested. Located at 1100 N.W. 11th.

Dallas
May 30
11 a.m. – A display of more than 500 full-size American Flags, each with a deceased veteran’s name. A patriotic program featuring music by the Dallas High School choir and echo Taps. Dallas area Boy and Girl Scouts will also participate. Guest speaker: CW4 (Ret.) Jerry W. Carlson, who served with the Corps of Engineers in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Seating is outdoors at the Dallas Cemetery, located at 2065 S.W. Fairview.

Depoe Bay
May 30
11 a.m. – A brief ceremony at the bay front, those in attendance board the flower-bedecked vessels of the local fishing fleet. The boats pass under the Depoe Bay Bridge to the open ocean where the flowers from all the boats are cast upon the water in memory of those who have lost their lives at sea and of the valiant men and women of the Armed Forces who have given their lives in the service of freedom. Located at Depoe Bay Harbor Front at the foot of Coast Guard Ave.

Eugene
May 30
9 a.m. – Mt. Calvary Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony, at 300 Mary Lane.
12 p.m. – Lane Memorial Gardens Memorial Day Ceremony, at 5300 W. 11th Ave.
2 p.m. – West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home Memorial Day Ceremony, at 225 S. Danebo Ave.
11 a.m. – Memorial Day Ceremonies at Pioneer Cemetery at 18th & University Ave., hosted by American Legion Post 3.

Forest Grove
May 30
11 a.m. – Avenue of Flags with 100+ burial flags. Guest speaker: Capt. (Ret.) Ed Landauer, U.S. Navy. Color Guard from the Oregon Army National Guard, 2-218th Field Artillery. An F-15 flyover has been requested. Located at Forest View Cemetery, 1161 Pacific Ave.

Grande Ronde
May 30
8 a.m. – A Remembrance Ceremony will be held at the cemetery, located on Grande Ronde Rd. Wreath-laying by VFW Post 42 Auxiliary. Guest speaker: AMVETS Chaplain Bud Abbott. Honor Guard fires a 21-gun salute. A Howitzer salute by the 2-218th Field Artillery, Oregon Army National Guard. Taps will be played.
1 p.m. – Dedication of new names at West Valley Veterans Memorial, at the Tribal Governance Center, 9525 Grand Ronde Rd.
Contact: Mark Weippert, 971-241-7710

Hillsboro
May 30
11 a.m. – Hillsboro American Legion will hold their annual ceremony at Pioneer Cemetery, located on the Tualatin Valley Highway near Dairy Creek.

Independence
May 30
8 a.m. – Honoring our veterans and their service to our country. Located at Veteran’s Memorial at Riverfront Park.

Klamath Falls
May 30
6:30 a.m. – Sunrise Service at Klamath Memorial Cemetery, Memorial Drive.
10 a.m. – Annual parade will travel Main Street to Veterans Park. Sponsored by American Legion Post 8.
11 a.m. – Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Park sponsored by VFW Post 1383
12 p.m. – Open house at VFW Post 1383, located at 515 Klamath Ave.

Lebanon
May 30
7 a.m. to 4 p.m. – American Legion Post 51 will put more than 600 casket burial flags on display at the Lebanon IOOF Cemetery, 37295 Cemetery Rd., north of the city on the east side of Highway 20.
10 a.m. – Memorial Day Program at Lebanon IOOF Cemetery, 37295 Cemetery Rd. Nearly 2,000 small U.S. flags and crosses are placed on every veteran’s grave. Wreaths are placed on the Memorial walls. Guest speaker: Larry Shuttlesworth, and 21-Gun Salute by American Legion Post 51.
Contact: Ray Johnson, 541-451-1351

Malin
May 30
7 a.m. – Annual Malin Memorial Day breakfast: pancakes, sausage and eggs. Breakfast is followed by a Post everlasting ceremony to honor all our deceased veterans. Cost: $7.50 per person or $20 per family. Proceeds go to American Legion Post 84 to support various veteran and community needs. Located at Malin Community Hall, 2307 Front St.

Mt. Angel

May 30
9:30 a.m. – American Legion Post 89 will host a memorial service, patriotic music at Calvary Cemetery, Hwy. 214. Mass followed by wreath presentation. Oregon Army National Guard will fire a gun salute. Lunch follows at Post 89 at 740 College St.

Molalla
May 30
10 a.m. – Annual ceremony at Adams Cemetery, 32840 S. Adams Cemetery Rd., hosted by VFW Post 3973.

Pendleton
May 30
9 a.m. – A service to honor all vets – specifically those KIA in the major wars from this area. This service will feature a men’s choir singing patriotic songs and a medley of military songs. The Auxiliary will place floral tributes for each of the wars.
Located at Veterans Memorial Garden, 131 S.E. Byers Ave.

Portland
May 27 – May 30
1:30 p.m. – The 3rd Annual Portland Rose Festival Memorial Day Weekend is growing into one of Oregon’s largest celebrations honoring veterans and those who still serve. The Rose Festival’s City Fair admission is free to all veterans, reservists, active military and their legal dependents with valid Military ID.

Portland Rose Festival Memorial Day
May 27 – May 30
Visit the Danner Tribute Wall to post pictures and notes to honor all veterans, living or fallen, and all service personnel currently serving.
May 30
1:30 p.m. – Danner Memorial Day March on Naito Parkway from the Burnside Bridge south to Salmon Springs Fountain.
2:15 p.m. – Commemoration Ceremony on the Main Stage in the RoZone, located in Tom McCall Waterfront Park next to Salmon Springs Fountain, includes tributes to all branches of service.
3 p.m. – Recognized by the White House as an official National Moment of Remembrance, a moment of silence followed by an F-15 jet flyover and 21-cannon salute.
Located downtown at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
May 30
10 a.m. – Ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mt. Scott Blvd. Guest speaker: ??? An F-15 flyover has been requested.
10 a.m. – Reading of the names of 803 Oregon servicemen who died as a direct result of combat in Vietnam and are listed on the Oregon’s Living Vietnam Memorial’s granite walls.
11:15 a.m. – Annual ceremony recognizing and honoring the service of more than 57,000 servicemembers in Vietnam. Guest speakers: Vietnam veteran, Col. (Ret.) Larry Brown and his wife Col. (Ret.) Carol Brown. Located at 4022 S.W. Canyon Rd.

Prineville
May 30
10:30 a.m. – Parade downtown. Service at Juniper Haven Cemetery, north of town at the Pioneer Section.

Reedsport
May 27 – 30
12 p.m. – Memorial Day parade on Monday featuring U.S. Marine Band from Southern California. The Marine Band gives concerts in various locations throughout the 3-day celebration.
Located at Bedrock Cafe, 1265 Winchester Ave.

Roseburg
May 30
11 a.m. – The Memorial Day Tribute at Roseburg’s National Cemetery will begin with presentation of the colors by Roseburg High School JROTC. The National Anthem will be sung by Maddie Bright, daughter of PFC Dean Bright, who was KIA in Iraq and lays at rest at the cemetery. Local veteran service organizations will present their service flags and a wreath. Gun salute by VFW District #12 Honor Guard. Located at Roseburg National Cemetery, 1779 W. Harvard Ave. A barbeque will follow at the Stewart Park Pavilion, 2041 N.W. Stewart Park Dr.

Salem
May 30
11 a.m. – The First Annual Commemorative Ceremony “Oregon Remembers.” The event will honor those who have given their lives for freedom. The event is family friendly and children are welcome. Located at 201 Oak Grove Road N.W.
2 p.m. – Annual ceremony at the Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial. Speaker will be Val Conley, Acting Deputy Director of Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Names of Oregon KIA’s of these two conflicts are inscribed on the Memorial’s wall and will be read during the ceremony.
Located on the ODVA grounds, 700 Summer St. N.E.

Scappoose
May 30
10:30 a.m. – There will be a guest speaker from the Department of Oregon VFW. A rifle salute by B. Co., 1/186 Infantry, Oregon Army National Guard from St. Helens, and an F-15 flyover have been requested. Located at 52469 S.E. 2nd St.

Sheridan
May 30
11 a.m. – A Remembrance Ceremony will occur at the cemetery located on Bridge St., near the prison. Wreath-laying by VFW Post 42 Auxiliary. Guest speaker: AMVETS Chaplain Bud Abbott. Honor Guard fires a 21-gun salute. A Howitzer salute by the 2-218th Field Artillery, Oregon Army National Guard. Taps will be played.

Sisters
May 30
11 a.m. – The ceremony’s featured speaker will be Tina Thissen from the Netherlands, who will speak about citizens who have cared for the U.S. graves at the Netherlands American Cemetery in the village of Margraten. The ceremony will be followed by a BBQ and drawing of the winning raffle ticket for a Flanders Field quilt. Located at Village Green Park, 101 E. Washington Ave.

Springfield
May 30
10 a.m. – Memorial Day ceremony at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, 7305 Main St.

The Dalles
May 30
8:30 a.m. – Wreath Laying, Boat Basin Rd.
9:30 a.m. – Ceremony at Three Mile Cemetery, 2565 Three Mile Rd.
10:15 a.m. – Ceremony at Pioneer Cemetery, Scenic Dr.
11 a.m. – Ceremony at Odd Fellows Cemetery, 1100 W. 18th
11:45 a.m. – Ceremony at Kelly View Point, Sorosis Park
2 p.m. – Ceremony held at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in which Congressmen Greg Walden will be speaking. Located at 700 Veterans Drive.

Tigard
May 30
11 a.m. – Ceremony, Crescent Grove Cemetery, 9925 S.W. Greenburg Rd. Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Bagpipers. Guest Speaker: Tigard Mayor Craig Dirksen. A flyover has been requested. Potluck lunch will be at Post 158, 8635 S.W. Scoffins St.

Tualatin
May 30
11 a.m. – Flags will be placed on all veteran’s graves. Event to include patriotic speeches, bugler, Honor Guard and an F-15 flyover has been requested. Located on Tualatin Road, west of Tualatin Country Club.

Vernonia
May 30
11 a.m. – The ceremony will begin with a prayer by the Chaplain. The Master of Ceremonies will talk about the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance. There will be several songs followed by a flag raising. The Honor Guard will provide a gun salute followed by Taps. Located at 2080 Bridge St.

Wasco
May 30
10 a.m. – A Memorial Ceremony begins at the Historic Train Depot with the annual parade to follow, starting at Clark and Fulton Streets. After the parade, food vendors and seating areas will be available.

Willamina
May 30
9 a.m. – A. Remembrance Ceremony will take place at the cemetery located on S.W. Matthews St., near the prison. Wreath-laying by VFW Post 42 Auxiliary. Guest speaker: AMVETS Chaplain Bud Abbott. Honor Guard fires a 21-gun salute. A Howitzer salute by the 2-218th Field Artillery, Oregon Army National Guard. Taps will be played.

Woodburn
May 30
9 a.m. – Annual Memorial Day services will take place at Belle Passi Cemetery, 997 Belle Passi Cemetery Rd.



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