Holiday events to pay tribute to U.S. soldiers.
Byline: The Register-Guard
Memorial Day honors all of those who have died while serving in the U. S. Armed Forces. The holiday originated in 1868, when Union General John A. Logan
The following events are taking place in the Eugene-Springfield area:
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Calvary Cemetery is a fairly common name for a burial ground and may refer to:
Springfield Veterans Memorial: American Legion American Legion, national association of male and female war veterans, founded (1919) in Paris. Membership is open to veterans of World Wars I and II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Post No. 40 in Springfield will hold its Memorial Day ceremony at 9 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial in Willamalane Park, across from McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. The guest speaker will be Springfield Police Chief Jerry Smith Jerry Smith may refer to the following people:
Springfield Memorial Gardens Cemetery: Memorial Tribute Service at 10:15 a.m. at 7305 Main St. Springfield Mayor Sid Leiken and others will speak. The event will feature a Black Hawk Black Hawk
(born 1767, Sauk Sautenuk, Va.—died Oct. 3, 1838, village on the Des Moines River, Iowa, U.S.) Sauk Indian leader. Long antagonistic to whites, Black Hawk was driven into Iowa from Illinois in 1831. helicopter flyover and parachutists. There will be a dedication of a Korean War Korean War, conflict between Communist and non-Communist forces in Korea from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. At the end of World War II, Korea was divided at the 38th parallel into Soviet (North Korean) and U.S. (South Korean) zones of occupation. Memorial and special recognition to Korean War veterans ≈The last U.S. Korean War veteran on active duty was Lt.Col Don Byers, US Army, who retired in 1992
Lane Memorial Gardens Cemetery: Memorial Tribute Service at noon at 5300 W. 11th Avenue. Ceremony to honor veterans and flag display.
West Lawn Memorial Park: Memorial Tribute Service at 1:30 p.m. at 225 S. Danebo St. Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy and others will speak. Event features a Black Hawk helicopter flyover and parachutists. A dedication of a Korean War Memorial and special recognition of Korean War Veterans in attendance.
Eugene Pioneer Cemetery: Memorial Day dedication for a refurbished Civil War plot, complete with full period costumes, 11 a.m. today at East 18th Avenue and University Street.
Rest-Haven Memorial Park Funeral Home: will have a dedication ceremony to honor veterans 1 p.m. today at 3900 Willamette St. For information, call 345-8521.
Eugene Masonic Cemetery: Cemetery grounds and Hope Abbey Mausoleum mausoleum (môsəlē`əm), a sepulchral structure or tomb, especially one of some size and architectural pretension, so called from the sepulcher of that name at Halicarnassus, Asia Minor, erected (c.352 B.C. will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today with self-guided tours available; Taps will be played at the Public Square noon Saturday and Sunday and 12:30 p.m. today. The cemetery is at East 25th Avenue and University Street.
The following events are happening in outlying areas:
Memorial Day Parade and memorial service to honor veterans: Leading the noon parade will be the U.S. Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Marching Band from 29 Palms California. The parade begins on Highway 101 at 22nd street in Reedsport and will travel north to the Sept. 11, 2001, memorial. Following the parade will be a memorial service, beginning with Green Beret Paratroopers from Fort Bragg, N.C., jumping into the memorial site with a 65 foot by 30 foot U.S. flag, fly-bys from an F-15 squadron and other Armed Forces participation. The Marine Corps Band will perform during the ceremony.