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 6:10 PM
Updated: May 27, 2019 6:10 PM

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his story, announc emma says, "one wilderville woman says she has two loved ones buried here at the cemetery. she's been coming to the memorial ceremony for years and says while it is a little different from year to year, it's just as powerful." "bright stars, through the perilous fight." today people from all over southern oregon came together, sang the national anthem.. "and the rockets red glare." watched an f-15 fighter jet fly over.. nats enjoyed a moving performance by a local artist... "hell of an amen, that's the only way "and the rockets red glare." watched an f-15 fighter jet fly over.. nats enjoyed a moving performance by a local artist... "hell of an amen, that's the only way to go." and listened to stories about brave soldiers from representative greg walden and senator ron wyden. "nobody does it better than folks here." senator wyden to go." and listened to stories about brave soldiers from representative greg walden and senator ron wyden. "nobody does it better than folks here." senator wyden has been to his fair share of memorial day ceremonies in eagle point. he says it's important to keep in mind - a lot of our soldiers don't just face battles overseas.. "they also face a battle when they come home, against hopelessness where they just feel they have nowhere to turn." for wilderville resident tonia petersen - today is about honoring two of the most important people in her life.. her husband.. "he was in the navy." and her father.. "he was in the army air corps in world war two." an army veteran herself - she loves seeing people come from all over the region to one spot with the same goal in mind. "we're all here to honor, to memorialize our men and women." this year - she got to bring her daughter and two little grandsons. she says it's important to expose children to important ceremonies like this one. "i hope they carry it on with their families as they grow that they'll find the need to do this on occasion." nats in eagle point, emma balkenbush, newswatch 12. [a9]f15
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