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April 1 is Census Day

Governor Brown Proclaims March 30 “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” in Oregon.

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ODVA Advisory Committee to hold first meeting in 2020

The first 2020 meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs will be held Wednesday, March 4, at Tillamook Bay Community College, 4301 Third St. in Tillamook. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.

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Veterans and War Memorials Grant Applications Open

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD)’s Veterans’ and War Memorials Grant Program was created and established to provide funding assistance to local governments for the construction and restoration of veterans’ and war memorials. The program will help honor Oregon’s soldiers and veterans by commemorating their service to the country.

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Giving Tuesday: How to give responsibly

As the year draws to an end, holiday goodwill is in abundant supply. Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season by channeling charitable efforts around

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“Veteran stories are crucial part of our nation’s history” – Veterans Day Message from ODVA Director Kelly Fitzpatrick

I love to study our nation’s history through the lens of our military veterans. Who could fail to be inspired by the brash courage of the United States Marines during the Battle of Belleau Wood in World War I? Or by the words of Marine Captain Lloyd W. Williams, who, after being repeatedly urged to turn back by retreating French forces, famously said, “Retreat? Hell, we just got here.” Legend has it that it was at this battle that Marines earned the German nickname “Teufelshunde”: “Devil Dogs.” What about the story of Pfc. Dirk J. Vlug, serving in the Philippines during World War II, who refused to back down despite being outnumbered 5-to-1. No, it wasn’t one against five enemy soldiers. It was one soldier against five, heavily armed Japanese tanks.