Wreaths Across America Events Hosted in Oregon

Volunteers will place holiday wreaths to honor and remember our nation’s Veterans at many of VA’s national cemeteries this Saturday, Dec. 17 during this year’s national Wreaths Across America event.

A ceremony was held by ODVA on December 13 in the Governor’s Ceremonial Office at the Oregon State Capitol to dedicate a wreath in honor of Oregon’s veterans and fallen heroes, coinciding with the 75th anniversary month of Pearl Harbor.

Ceremonies across Oregon are listed below:

Wreaths Across America: Holiday wreaths to honor Veterans at VA national cemeteries – VAntage Point

Volunteers will place holiday wreaths to honor and remember our nation’s Veterans at many of VA’s national cemeteries this Saturday, Dec. 17 during this year’s national Wreaths Across America event. The Worcester Wreath Company, through a campaign called Wreaths Across America, began donating holiday wreaths in tribute to Veterans laid to rest at VA’s national cemeteries and state Veterans cemeteries in 2006.

EAGLE POINT

Eagle Point National Cemetery will host Wreaths Across America, a holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor veterans, at noon, Saturday, Dec. 17, at the cemetery, 2763 Riley Road, Eagle Point.

Civil Air Patrol, Old Guard Riders, veterans service organizations and citizens are coordinating the event to honor veterans of each branch of the military, the Merchant Marines, as well as prisoners of war and those still missing in action.

For more information, call 541-826-2511 or see the National Cemetery Administration website at www.cem.va.gov.


EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD

Musgrove Mortuaries & Cemeteries is partnering together with Civil Air Patrol, Mahlon Sweet Composite Squadron cordially invite you and your family to our National Wreaths Across America and Candle Lighting Services, Saturday, December 17, 2016 in one of two locations:

10:00 AM
Springfield Memorial Gardens
7305 Main Street
Springfield, Oregon 97478
Contact: 541-746-5311
2:00 PM
Musgrave Mortuary at West Lawn Memorial Park
225 S. Danebo Ave
Eugene, Oregon 97402
Contact: 541-686-2818

Our Mission: Remember, Honor, Teach. Remember the fallen. Honor those who serve and their families, and Teach the future generations about the sacrifices made to preserve our freedom.


PORTLAND

Saturday, Dec. 17 at noon.
Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd.
Bring a wreath.

ROSEBURG

The Patriot Guard Riders and Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America are asking you to come out to be with us at this most solemn ceremony as we stand and honor our Fallen in the 11th Annual Wreaths Across America Project. We will be laying 7 wreaths, one for each branch of the Service and one for POW/MIAs with the help of Veterans of each Service. The Roseburg National Cemetery both Main and Annex are beautiful grounds that house our valiant Heroes. We are inviting you to help us lay wreaths at both areas. At the closing of our ceremony we are inviting any that would like to lay their own wreaths join us as we honor our Heroes. We strive to educate our young about the cost of our freedoms. Please invite your neighbors, friends and youth organizations or groups to join us.

Mission Date: Saturday, 17/Dec/2016

Ride Captains:
Sparky/Terry Mooney and Liberty/Linda Mooney
linda.mooney@earthlink.net

Bike Staging Location:
Roseburg High School parking lot
W Harvard BLVD
Roseburg Oregon

Staging Time: 1100hrs
Briefing: 1115hrs
KSU: 1130hrs
Flag line Set: 1145hrs

We will be traveling through the VA area and riding by Transitional Care and Mental Health Areas for the Veterans that are staying there and unable to attend with us. We will be asking 7 volunteers to carry the wreaths on the front of their bikes for the ceremony.

All others/cages-cars Staging Location:
Roseburg National Cemetery Annex at flag pole
Roseburg Oregon

Staging time: 1130hrs
Flag line Set: 1145hrs
Service Begins: 1200hrs

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Holiday wreath-laying to honor veterans

Eagle Point National Cemetery will host Wreaths Across America, a holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor veterans, at noon, Saturday, Dec.

Oregon Wreaths Across America / Roseburg, OR, 17 DEC 16

Wreaths Across America Roseburg, OR 17/DEC/16 The Patriot Guard Riders and Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America are asking you to come out to be with us at this most solemn ceremony as us stand and honor our Fallen in the 11th Annual Wreaths Across America Project.

Tom Hallman: A Christmas wreath with meaning and power

It’s just a number: 590. You can decide what it means. Is it a failure, or a start? If you want to push it over 1,000, you can do that on Dec. 17 if you show up at Portland’s Willamette National Cemetery with a Christmas wreath.

Wreath-laying ceremony planned at national cemetery Saturday

Remembrance wreaths will be laid at the Roseburg National Cemetery Annex Saturday, as Douglas County residents join communities across the nation in honoring veterans. Locally, the Wreaths Across America Day is in its 11th year. The ceremony begins at noon at the Roseburg National Cemetery Annex flagpole.