Category: ODVA

See Memorial Day Events In Your Community

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“A Tradition Rooted in Courage, Honor, Sacrifice” 2017 Memorial Day Message

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Listing of statewide Memorial Day events now available online

Want to know what Memorial Day events are being held in your area? There’s a good chance you can find out online, in the directory of Memorial Day ceremonies, parades and other special events that the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs maintains at www.oregondva.com/2017memorialday.

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Women’s Military History Week

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WWII

ODVA Remembers 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

The surprise strike by Japanese aircraft against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, killed more than 2,400 military personnel and wounded nearly 1,200. Sixty-eight civilians were killed and 103 were wounded. Additionally, all eight of the Navy’s battleships were damaged or sunk, and 188 aircraft were destroyed.