EUGENE, Ore. - Living veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice were all honored Monday at Memorial Day services in western Oregon.
One of the largest tributes was held in west Eugene.
Family members of fallen heroes filled the grounds at Lane Memorial Gardens all day Monday, to remember vets in their own way.
U.S. flags at half staff and military service flags were on display at the west Eugene cemetery.
During the noon hour, a public service was held in the chapel, filled with patriotic music, video tributes to vets and speeches.
Speakers reminded the audience of the price paid by all American vets.
"It's not the machines of war that win the wars--it's the people. It's their drive and energy and the fact they are willing to sacrifice for you," said retired Brigadier General Norm Hoffman to the audience at the Monday service.
Soldiers from the Oregon National Guard provided the rifle salute. Small U.S. flags were placed in tribute at the 2,200 burial markers reserved for veterans at Lane Memorial Gardens.
There were also numerous other ceremonies held at cemeteries around the Eugene and Springfield area.
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