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.
Volunteers will place holiday wreaths to honor and remember our nation’s Veterans at many of VA’s national cemeteries this Saturday, Dec. 15 during this year’s national Wreaths Across America event.
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
“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.
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Oregon Department of State Lands encourages vets, heirs to investigate possible unclaimed medals or military insignia at agency
SALEM, Ore. – In recognition of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, the Oregon Department of State Lands encourages veterans or their heirs to check in
The next meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs will be held Wednesday, Dec. 4, at DPSST, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE in Salem. The public is invited to attend and participate.
Gov. Kate Brown and the director of the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs are seeking interested veterans to serve as members of the Veterans’ Affairs Advisory Committee.
The following is a guest post from a Military Services Crisis Intervention Specialist at Lines for Life. It seems many veterans exist at the crossroads
The next meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Road, in Roseburg. The public is invited to attend and participate.
The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is pleased to announce that its Oregon Veterans’ Home in Lebanon has been awarded the 2019 Silver National Quality
In the news: scams, fraud, and you This month’s headlines have been full of stories on fraud and scams targeting Oregonians. Here’s what Oregon veterans,