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Hundreds honor fallen heroes at Eagle Point National Cemetery

Southern Oregonians are coming together to honor our nation's fallen heroes.

Posted: May 27, 2019 6:13 PM

EAGLE POINT, Ore. -- Southern Oregonians are coming together to honor our nation's fallen heroes. Many cities across the region have held ceremonies to honor and commemorate U.S. service members who died while on active duty.

The Eagle Point National Cemetery held its annual ceremony Monday. It kicked off with a performance of the National Anthem by Fogline's Jon Martin and an F-15 Eagle fighter jet flyover.

Sen. Ron Wyden, (D) Oregon, and Rep. Greg Walden, (R) Hood River, served as this year's keynote speakers.

Sen. Wyden has been to his fair share of ceremonies in Eagle Point.

"Eagle Point always gets the right point, which is that our soldiers come first and there's a real lesson in terms of how this community stands up for our fallen heroes and our soldiers," Sen. Wyden said. 

Monday's ceremony also had performances by Jon Martin of Fogline and the Southern Oregon Scottish Bagpipe band.

Wilderville resident Tonia Peterson attended the ceremony to honor her late husband and father, both who are buried at the Eagle Point National Cemetery. Peterson said she brought her daughter and two grandsons with her. 

"I think it's important to have kids be exposed to things like this, I hope they carry it on with their families as they go, and that they'll find the need to do this on occasion," Peterson said. 

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