May 30 – 11 a.m. – American Legion Post 10 will host a ceremony at Willamette Memorial Park, 2640 Old Salem Rd. N.E.
2 p.m. – Ceremony at Twin Oaks Cemetery, 34275 Riverside Dr. Free lunch to follow at American Post 10 on Timber St. S.E.
Contact: James McCanles, 541-990-2641
May 30 – 10 a.m. – A 52-piece Northwest American Legion Band playing military music.
11 a.m. – Main Memorial Program Honor Guard Flag Presentation, POW/MIA ceremony, Southridge High School Choir, V.I.P. speakers. An F-15 flyover has been requested.
12:15 p.m. – The SubVets hold special tolling of the lost submarines event at our USS Albacore Monument located in Beaverton’s Veterans Memorial Park, located at 7th & Watson St.
Contact: Marv Doty, 503-644-0350, [email protected]
May 28 – 10 a.m. – All are welcome to help VFW 1643 to place flags on the graves of more than 1,000 veterans at Deschutes Memorial Gardens, 63875 N. Hwy. 97.
May 30 – 1 p.m. – Ceremony to honor all military members and the memory of all our loved ones who have sacrificed their lives for their country at Deschutes Memorial Gardens, 63875 N. Hwy. 97. Honored Guest: Sen. Ron Wyden. Keynote Speaker: Bend Mayor Jeff Eager. An F-15 flyover has been requested. After the ceremony all are welcome to go to VFW Post 1643 and Auxiliary at the VFW Hall, 4th and Olney.
Contact: VFW Post 1643, 541-389-0775
May 30 – 10 a.m. – A Remembrance Ceremony at the cemetery. Wreath-laying by VFW Post 42 Auxiliary. Guest speaker: AMVETS Chaplain Bud Abbott. Honor Guard fires a 21-gun salute. A Howitzer salute by the 2-218th Field Artillery, Oregon Army National Guard. Taps will be played.
Contact: Mark Weippert, 971-241-7710
May 30 – 11 a.m. – Annual Veterans Remembrance Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in front of City Hall. An F-15 flyover has been requested.
Contact: Chuck Spindel, 541-839-4645
May 30 – 9 a.m. – Ceremony at the Oregon Fallen War Heroes Memorial at Don Jones Park, 223 W. Vilas Rd. Guest Speakers: State Rep. Wally Hicks, US Naval Academy (USMC) graduate and Jim Willis, Director, Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs. There will be patriotic music and a helicopter fly-over.
Contact: Marty Terrell, 541-664-0191
May 28 – 11 a.m. – The 26th annual downtown Memorial Day parade is getting bigger and better each year. The parade will run on 4th and Golden and through downtown and will occur rain or shine. Everyone is welcome.
Contact: Bill Kehler, 541-888-6556, [email protected]
May 30 – 7 a.m. – AMVETS Post 10 places flag’s Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery,
63060 Millington Frontage Rd., and Ocean View Memorial Cemetery, 1525 Ocean Blvd. N.W., at 8 a.m. to honor veterans and have gone on before us.
4 p.m. – A Memorial to honor veterans is at Ocean View Cemetery, 1525 Ocean Blvd. N.W.
Contact: Gene Melton, 541-290-4222
May 30 – 2 p.m. – A program will be held at the Benton County Veterans Memorial on the south lawn of the National Guard Armory, 1100 N.W. 11th. The program is open to the public and will be paying tribute to those who have passed on. Families and friends may take part. There will be speeches, music and time for reflections. Cake and punch served following the program. In case of inclement weather the program will move inside the Armory. An F-15 flyover has been requested.
Contact: Les Whittle, 541-752-3222
May 30 – 11 a.m. – A display of more than 500 full-size American Flags, each with a deceased veteran’s name. A patriotic program featuring music by the Dallas High School choir and echo Taps. Dallas area Boy and Girl Scouts will also participate. Guest speaker: CW4 (ret.) Jerry W. Carlson, who served in Kabul, Afghanistan. Seating is outdoors at the Dallas Cemetery, located at 2065 S.W. Fairview.
Contact: Dewayne Thiessen, 503-623-4380 or Al Ratzlaff, 503-623-2591
May 30 – 11 a.m. – A brief ceremony at the bay front, those in attendance board the flower-bedecked vessels of the local fishing fleet. The boats disembark for the open ocean where the flowers from all boats are cast upon the water in memory of those who have lost their lives at sea and of the valiant men and women of the Armed Forces who have given their lives in the service of freedom. Located at Harbor Front at the foot of Coast Guard Ave.
Contact: Phil Taunton, 541-765-2261
May 30 – 11 a.m. – Ceremony at Eagle Point National Cemetery, 2763 Riley Rd. Speakers: Rep. Dennis Richardson; ODVA Director Jim Willis; Col. (ret.) Dave Dotterer; SFC Mark Dalton. Southern Oregon Scottish Bag Pipers, Civil War cannon. Honor Guard: Oregon Army Guard and Marine Corps League. Flyovers: Air Guard F-15’s requested; Vintage Bi-Planes; and a helicopter team.
Contact: Bob Huff, 541-601-9283
May 30 – 9 a.m. – Mt. Calvary Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony, at 300 Mary Lane.
12 p.m. – Lane Memorial Gardens Memorial Day Ceremony, at 5300 W. 11th Ave.
2 p.m. – West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home Memorial Day Ceremony, at 225 S. Danebo Ave.
Contact: Dee Harbison, 541-686-2818
11 a.m. – Memorial Day ceremonies at Pioneer Cemetery at 18th & University Ave., hosted by American Legion Post 3.
Contact: Bob Potter, 541-338-4074
May 30 – 11 a.m. – Avenue of Flags with 100+ burial flags. Guest speaker: U.S. Navy Capt. (Ret.) Ed Landauer. Color Guard from the Oregon Army National Guard, 2-218th Field Artillery. An F-15 flyover has been requested. Located at Forest View Cemetery, 1161 Pacific Ave.
Contact: Jim Craigg, 503-357-3660
May 30 – 8 a.m. – A Remembrance Ceremony will be held at the cemetery, located on Grande Ronde Rd. Wreath-laying by VFW Post 42 Auxiliary. Guest speaker: AMVETS Chaplain Bud Abbott. Honor Guard fires a 21-gun salute. A Howitzer salute by the 2-218th Field Artillery, Oregon Army National Guard. Taps will be played.
1 p.m. – Dedication of new names at West Valley Veterans Memorial, at the Tribal Governance Center, 9525 Grand Ronde Rd.
Contact: Mark Weippert, 971-241-7710
May 30 – 11 a.m. – Hillsboro American Legion will hold their annual ceremony at Pioneer Cemetery, located on the Tualatin Valley Highway near Dairy Creek.
Contact: Robert Liebenow, 503-649-9250
May 30 – 11 a.m. – Annual ceremony at Idelwild Cemetery on Tucker Rd. Guest speaker: Congressman Greg Walden. The Japanese War Veterans Monument, with 140 names, will be dedicated on the Walk of Honor.
Contact: Les Logsdon, 541-386-1080
May 30 – 8 a.m. – Honoring our veterans and their service to our country. Ceremony is located at Veteran’s Memorial at Riverfront Park.
Contact: Douglas Birge, 503-510-6637
May 30 – 6:30 a.m. – Sunrise Service at Klamath Memorial Cemetery, Memorial Drive.
10 a.m. – Annual parade, sponsored by American Legion Post 8, will travel Main St. to Veterans Park. An F-15 flyover has been requested.
11 a.m. – Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Park sponsored by VFW Post 1383.
12 p.m. – Open house at VFW Post 1383, located at 515 Klamath Ave.
Contact: Michael Reynolds, 541-891-5749; email: [email protected]
May 30 – 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. – American Legion Post 51 will place more than 470 casket burial flags on display at the Lebanon IOOF Cemetery, 37295 Cemetery Rd., north of the city on Highway 20.
Contact: Fred Schafer, 541-258-7453
10 a.m. – Memorial Day Program at Lebanon IOOF Cemetery, 37295 Cemetery Rd. Nearly 2,000 small U.S. flags and crosses are placed on every veteran’s grave. Wreaths are placed on the Memorial walls. Guest speaker: Gene Perry. American Legion Post 51 will present a 21-gun salute.
Contact: Ray Johnson, 541-451-1351
May 30 – 7 a.m. – Annual Memorial Day breakfast: pancakes, sausage and eggs. Breakfast is followed by an American Legion Post 84 everlasting ceremony to honor all our deceased veterans. Cost: $7.50 per person or $20 per family. Proceeds go to Post 84 to support various veteran and community needs. Event located at the Community Hall, 2307 Front St.
Contact: Dennis Chabot, 541-723-2110
May 30 – 9:30 a.m. – American Legion Post 89 will host a memorial service, patriotic music at Calvary Cemetery, Hwy. 214. Mass followed by wreath presentation. Oregon Army National Guard will fire a 21-gun salute. Lunch follows at Post 89, located at 740 College St.
Contact: Stephen Miller, American Legion Post 89, 503-845-6460
May 30 – 10 a.m. – Annual ceremony at Adams Cemetery, 32840 S. Adams Cemetery Rd., hosted by VFW Post 3973.
Contact: Ron Jagodnik, 503-824-3973
May 30 – 10 a.m. – The annual celebration is at Mountain View Cemetery, 500 Hilda St. There will be special guest speakers, military honors, a 21-gun salute, floral tributes, music from the Gardiner Middle School band, free coffee and donuts before the ceremony and a free BBQ afterwards, guided tours of the historic pioneer cemetery, children’s activities and more. In honor of the Civil War’s Sesquicentennial, a special tribute will honor all Civil War soldiers, especially those at rest in the cemetery.
Contact: Jamie Davie at 503-657-8299
May 30 – 9 a.m. – A service to honor all vets–specifically those KIA in the major wars from this area. This service will feature a men’s choir singing patriotic songs and a medley of military songs. The Auxiliary will place floral tributes for each of the wars. Service will be located at Veterans Memorial Garden, 131 S.E. Byers Ave.
Contact: Tom Tangney, 541-276-0464
May 27 – May 30
1:30 p.m. – The 3rd Annual Portland Rose Festival Memorial Day Weekend is growing into one of Oregon’s largest celebrations honoring veterans and those who still serve. The Rose Festival’s City Fair admission is free to all veterans, reservists, active military and their legal dependents with valid Military ID. Visit the Danner Tribute Wall to post pictures and notes to honor all veterans, living or fallen, and all service personnel currently serving.
May 30 – 1:30 p.m. – Danner Memorial Day March on Naito Parkway from the Burnside Bridge south to Salmon Springs Fountain.
2:15 p.m. – Commemoration Ceremony on the Main Stage in the RoZone, located in Tom McCall Waterfront Park next to Salmon Springs Fountain, includes tributes to all branches of service.
3 p.m. – Recognized by the White House as an official National Moment of Remembrance, a moment of silence is followed by an F-15 jet flyover and 21-cannon salute.
Contact: Laura Mears, 503-227-2681,[email protected], web: www.rosefestival.org/events/memorialday
May 30 – 10 a.m. – Ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mt. Scott Blvd. Guest speaker: Attorney General John Kroger. Special music: Highland Guard Pipe Band, Sandy HS Wind Ensemble and Dan Bales. An F-15 flyover and 21-cannon salute has been requested.
Contact: Roger Huntley, 503-273-5250
10 a.m. – Reading of the names of 803 Oregon servicemen who died as a direct result of combat in Vietnam and are listed on the Oregon’s Living Vietnam Memorial’s granite walls.
11:15 a.m. – Annual ceremony recognizing and honoring the service of more than 57,000 servicemembers in Vietnam. Guest speakers: Vietnam veteran, Col. (ret.) Larry Brown and his wife Col. (ret.) Carol Brown. Ceremony located at 4022 S.W. Canyon Rd.
Contact: Ron Cannon, 503-819-4228
May 30 – 10:30 a.m. – Parade begins at the County Courthouse and ends at POW-MIA Veterans Memorial. A ceremony with guest speakers is at the memorial. A BBQ, hosted by VFW Post 1412, will be held at 405 N. Main St.
Contact: Donnie Jackson, 541-416-6900
May 29 – 4 p.m. – Meet the U.S. Marine Corps Band, from 29 Palms, Calif., at a BBQ at the Presbyterian Church.
7 p.m. – Free U.S. Marine Corps Band concert at Pacific Auditorium, Reedsport High School.
Limited seating. Tickets required from Umpqua Bank, Bank of America, the Chamber Office.
May 30 – 12 p.m. – Memorial Day parade through downtown features U.S. Marine Corps Band, Veteran groups, show cars, Military Color Guards. Grand Marshal: State Rep. Arnie Roblan. A military flyover has been requested.
1:30 p.m. – A memorial service and community BBQ at Hahn Memorial Park.
May 31 – Two free U.S. Marine Corps Band concerts in Winchester Bay: 12 p.m., at Phillip Boe Memorial Park; and 6 p.m., at the Sportsmen’s Cannery on Bay Front Loop.
Contact: Joe Mirvis, 541-271-3495 or click here for more information.
May 30 – 11 a.m. – The Memorial Day Tribute at Roseburg’s National Cemetery will begin with presentation of the colors by Roseburg High School JROTC. National Anthem will be sung by Maddie Bright, daughter of PFC Dean Bright, who was KIA in Iraq and lays at rest at the cemetery. Local veteran service organizations will present their service flags and a wreath. Gun salute by VFW District 12 Honor Guard.
Located at Roseburg National Cemetery, 1779 W. Harvard Ave. A BBQ will follow at the Stewart Park Pavilion, 2041 N.W. Stewart Park Dr.
Contacts: Dodie Blessing, 541 459-1512, Rick Sciapiti, 541-670-1057
May 30 – 11 a.m. – The First Annual Commemorative Ceremony “Oregon Remembers.” The event will honor those who have given their lives for freedom. Everyone is welcome. Located at 201 Oak Grove Rd. N.W.
Contact: Glenn, 503-585-1373, or email: [email protected]
11 a.m. – Annual ceremony at City View Cemetery, 390 Hoyt St. S. Guest speakers: State Sen. Brian Boquist and Val Conley, Deputy Director, Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Veterans groups will post the Colors, lay wreaths. Taps will be played.
Contact: Kerry Wymetalek, 503-881-8303.
2 p.m. – Annual ceremony at the Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial. Guest speaker: Val Conley, Deputy Director of Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Names of Oregon military KIA from both wars are inscribed on the Memorial’s wall and will be read during the ceremony, located on the ODVA grounds, 700 Summer St. N.E.
Contact: Robin Steckley, 503-373-2390
May 30 – 10:30 a.m. – There will be a guest speaker from the Department of Oregon VFW. A rifle salute by B. Co., 1-186 Infantry, Oregon Army National Guard from St. Helens. An F-15 flyover has been requested. Ceremony is located at 52469 S.E. 2nd St.
Contact: Ronald A. Urban, 503-543-7482
May 30 – 11 a.m. – A Remembrance Ceremony will occur at the cemetery located on Bridge St., near the prison. Wreath-laying by VFW Post 42 Auxiliary. Guest speaker: AMVETS Chaplain Bud Abbott. Honor Guard fires a 21-gun salute. A Howitzer salute by the 2-218th Field Artillery, Oregon Army National Guard. Taps will be played.
Contact: Mark Weippert, 971-241-7710
May 30 – 11 a.m. – The ceremony’s featured speaker will be Tina Thissen from the Netherlands, who will speak about citizens who have cared for the U.S. graves at the Netherlands American Cemetery in the village of Margraten. A BBQ and raffle drawing for a Flanders Field quilt will follow. Ceremony located at Village Green Park, 101 E. Washington Ave.
Contact: Gene Hellickson, 541-480-8638
May 30 – 10 a.m. – Memorial Day ceremony at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, 7305 Main St.
Contact: Gene Drake, 541-746-5311
May 30 – The following events will be taking place:
8:30 a.m. – Wreath Laying, Boat Basin Rd.
9:30 a.m. – Ceremony at Three Mile Cemetery, 2565 Three Mile Rd.
10:15 a.m. – Ceremony at Pioneer Cemetery, Scenic Dr.
11 a.m. – Ceremony at Odd Fellows Cemetery, 1100 W. 18th.
11:45 a.m. – Ceremony at Kelly View Point, Sorosis Park.
2 p.m. – Ceremony held at the Oregon Veterans’ Home, located at 700 Veterans Drive. Guest speaker: Congressmen Greg Walden.
Contact: Vandee Mauser, 541-993-4300
May 30 – 11 a.m. – Ceremony at Crescent Grove Cemetery, 9925 S.W. Greenburg Rd. Guest speaker: Tigard Mayor Craig Dirksen. Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Bagpipers. An F-15 flyover has been requested. Potluck lunch will be at Post 158, 8635 S.W. Scoffins St.
Contact: Bernie Healy, 503-624-2332
May 30 – 11 a.m. – Flags will be placed on all veteran’s graves. A ceremony includes patriotic speeches, bugler, and Honor Guard. An F-15 flyover has been requested. Event is located on Tualatin Road, west of Tualatin Country Club.
Contact: Dale Potts, 503-692-1832
May 30 – 11 a.m. – The ceremony will begin with a prayer by the Chaplain. The Master of Ceremonies will talk about the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance. Several songs will be sung followed by a flag raising. The Honor Guard will provide a gun salute followed by Taps. Ceremony located at 2080 Bridge St.
Contact: Synda Allen, 503-708-8093 or Bill Shields, 503-649-5099
May 30 – 10 a.m. – A Memorial Ceremony begins at the Historic Train Depot with the annual parade to follow, starting at Clark and Fulton Streets. After the parade, food vendors and seating areas will be available.
Contact: Geneva Sutton, 541-442-8559
May 30 – 9 a.m. – A. Remembrance Ceremony will take place at the cemetery located on S.W. Matthews St., near the prison. Wreath-laying by VFW Post 42 Auxiliary. Guest speaker: AMVETS Chaplain Bud Abbott. Honor Guard fires a 21-gun salute. A Howitzer salute by the 2-218th Field Artillery, Oregon Army National Guard. Taps will be played.
Contact: Mark Weippert, 971-241-7710
May 30 – 9 a.m. – Annual Memorial Day services will take place at Belle Passi Cemetery, 997 Belle Passi Cemetery Rd.
Contact: Dan Evers, 503-981-1470