Local Events Honor Veterans in Many Ways

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore., — A Veterans Day parade celebrated and honored the veterans from Southern Oregon. The parade in Medford has been going on for nearly a decade. Central Point’s Fallen Heros War Memorial was home to the community’s annual ceremony. The VA Domiciliary in White City and the Rogue Valley Manor each held a … Continue reading »

Locals Build Veteran Amputee Bikes

MEDFORD, Ore. — Americans across the country celebrated Veterans Day by honoring the millions of men and women who have served our country. But many of those veterans return home with permanent injuries, forcing them to change their lifestyles completely. NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor spoke with John Barker, the Midway Route Coordinator for Run for the Wall … Continue reading »

Local Veterans Share Stories

MEDFORD, Ore. — In honor of Veterans Day on Tuesday, the Oregon Court Reporters Association is reaching out to veterans to hear their stories. 15 veterans were interviewed all across the state on Saturday, 3 from the Rogue Valley. They were asked to talk about their time in the service, and their lives since then. … Continue reading »

Breezy Ahead of Thursday’s Cold Front

WEATHER DISCUSSION This week’s second cold front is just offshore Wednesday evening.  Ahead of the front on Thursday, winds will be gusty, especially along the coast and in the Klamath Basin.  This system will bring a few showers, but not much in terms of measurable rainfall. With the winds that are expected Thursday, a wind … Continue reading »

Veterans Day Events In Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — There were many Veterans Day events in Southern Oregon. At Veterans Memorial Park, people marked the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. Dozens of people came to the event where they heard a speech from a woman who thanked U.S. service men and woman for their efforts to protect South Koreans. Esther … Continue reading »

UO Starts Veterans Oral History Project

EUGENE, Ore. — While the state of Oregon and indeed the nation honors veterans on November 11th, one project at the University of Oregon is trying to preserve their stories. The UO Veterans’ Oral History Project is headed by Professor Alexander Dracobly, and aims to document the military experiences of men and women associated with … Continue reading »

Veterans Honored in White City

WHITE CITY, Ore. — There wasn’t an empty seat as veterans and families of veterans were on hand to honor those who fought for their country. Gulf War Navy veteran Joe says veterans day reminds him of his military days. He says it’s the comments from complete strangers that mean the most. “I had a lady … Continue reading »