The Memorial Day weekend gives Americans time to honor those who died serving in the military. On Monday, May 26 there will be ceremonies around the state, paying tribute to those brave service men and women who have paid the ultimate price for our country.
Listed below are events in our area. Did we miss an event or ceremony? Send an e-mail so we can add it to the list.
9 a.m. - Annual Memorial Day ceremonies at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 300 Mary Lane.
10 a.m. - Eugene Masonic Cemetery hosts Memorial Day events through the afternoon. 25th and University.
11 a.m. - Memorial Day ceremonies at Eugene Pioneer Cemetery, sponsored by American Legion Post 3. 18th and University Street.
12:30 p.m. - Ceremony at Lane Memorial Gardens, 5300 W. 11th Ave.
2 p.m. - Ceremony at West Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 225 S. Danebo Ave.
9 a.m. – American Legion Post 40, Flag Ceremony at Mohawk Blvd. and I St.
10 a.m. - Memorial Day ceremony at Springfield Memorial Gardens, 7305 Main St.
12 p.m. - Memorial Day service at Springfield Veterans of Foreign Wars building, 5344 Main St.
11 a.m. – Ceremony at the Linn County Veterans Memorial at Timber Linn Park off of Price Road. After the ceremony lunch will be served at VFW Linn Post 584, 1469 Timber St.
11 a.m. – Ceremony at Oceanview Memorial Cemetery on Ocean Blvd.
12 p.m. – Ceremony at Sunset Ocean, near Hwy 101, on Frontage Road.
2 p.m. – Tribute to local veterans at Benton County Veterans Memorial, south lawn of the National Guard Armory, 1100 NW Kings Blvd.
8 a.m. – Ceremonial flag raising at the River Bank Gazebo.
10 a.m. – A ceremony will include military honors from American Legion 61, POW-MIA Table at Restlawn Cemetery, Hi Pass and Territorial Rd.
11 a.m. – American Legion Post 51 and Lebanon High School JROTC will present the colors and military honors during a ceremony at the IOOF Cemetery, 37295 Cemetery Rd., near Hwy 20. More than 500 burial flags will be on display, and nearly 1,300 U.S. flags and crosses will be placed on veteran’s graves.
8 to 10 a.m. – Breakfast for veterans and families at Veterans Memorial Bldg., American Legion Post 123, 252 S. Pacific Hwy. Veterans are free; donations accepted for others.
10 a.m. – A ceremony at the Masonic Cemetery on Longwood Drive hosted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
12:30 p.m. – The annual parade begins on 22nd Ave., near the Community Charter School, to Highway 101, down 10th St., and finish at Hahn Park. Grand Marshals: Army Command Sgts. Maj. Daryl Thies, his wife Charlene Nehl Thies, and Vietnam veteran Robert Bozman.
1:45 p.m. – Memorial Service at Hahn Park War Memorial with a laying of wreaths. Music by the Presbyterian Church. Guest speaker: Command Sgts. Maj. Daryl Thies.
11 a.m. – Ceremony at the Roseburg VA Cemetery Annex, with military honors rendered by VFW Post 12, Honor Guard, White Doves release, wreath presentations, reading of “In Flanders Fields,” Taps. Guest speaker: Glenn Madderom, VA National Cemetery Development. The public is invited to attend a picnic at the Stewart Park Pavilion following the ceremony.
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