Armory among places holding Memorial Day events

Flag displays, a rifle salute, and flyovers will all be part of the 2018 Memorial Day Program, at Roseburg National Cemetery, on Monday, May 28, beginning  at 11 a.m.

The National Anthem will be performed by Roxana Fulton. Additional songs will also be performed by the Oakland Choir.

A flyover consisting of the U.S. Air Force, 173rd Fighter Wing F-15 Eagle aircraft out of Kingsley Field will take place.

The program will include all branches of the military, advancement of colors by veteran service organizations, and the District 12 Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Team will provide the rifle salute and Taps will be played by Dave Davis.

Speakers will include Roseburg VA Director Dave Whitmer, Douglas County Commissioner Tim Freeman, and Tammy Tuner of the AWVA.

Attendance is expected to exceed 300.  U.S. flags donated by veterans’ families will be flown along the Avenue of Flags.

On Friday, May 25, at 10 a.m., students from Fir Grove will gather at the cemetery and place U.S. flags on approximately 6,000 grave sites.

A Memorial Day event will be held in Cottage Grove on Monday, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Cottage Grove Armory.

The event will include the presentation of the colors and is scheduled to be followed by a 21-gun salute at the veterans' park located on Main Street next to the covered bridge.

The public is invited to attend and there is no cost for the event. 


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