Southern Oregon Honors Veterans

By Sharon Ko

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Events across Southern Oregon celebrated the men and women who sacrificed their lives for this country. While many community members remembered veterans through a private way, others did so through larger events.

Over 2,000 people gathered at the National Cemetery in Eagle Point. Family members of the military to veterans representing all branches of the military showed up this morning. The ceremony included flag displays a Scottish bagpipe band and F-15 flyovers. Organizers say U.S. flags were also donated by veterans’ families.

Organizers say earlier on Thursday students from Scenic Middle School also placed 17,000 flags on the grave sites. Senator Ron Wyden also showed support at the ceremony this morning speaking at the event. Over in Ashland at the Mountain View Cemetery the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars held a service.