In a recent column I highlighted some of the things our veterans groups accomplished in 2016. For those of you who like to plan ahead, I thought I’d highlight some of the events for the coming year.
Men and women join law enforcement ranks for many reasons. Some want to see a better, safer community; others are just naturally drawn to the work. But all know they are risking their lives.
Close to 100 people braved the chill to attend a solemn, moving ceremony Saturday as Christmas wreaths were laid at the Roseburg National Cemetery Annex in honor of the veterans buried there.
Remembrance wreaths will be laid at the Roseburg National Cemetery Annex Saturday, as Douglas County residents join communities across the nation in honoring veterans.
MYRTLE CREEK — Patriotic songs were sung, a flag with 48 stars was lowered to half-mast, and the victims of the attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago were remembered.
For U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Nancy Norton, a visit to Roseburg High School Thursday was a homecoming of sorts. It’s the school she graduated from in 1982.
George Insley was 19 years old, just a year out of Roseburg High School, when he signed up to join the Army three-quarters of a century ago.
The holidays are approaching and bring opportunities to come together with family and friends and celebrate the bounty provided by our Creator. However, as some Douglas County residents know, the holidays can be a bitter reminder not everyone enjoys such a bounty.
On Sunday morning before sunrise, 38 Boy Scouts of Douglas County, Lookingglass Rural Fire Department Explorers and their leaders gathered at the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center grounds in Roseburg to set up hundreds of U.S. flags in honor of the victims and families affected by the…
Army veteran Dirk Kruysman was remembered Wednesday as a “veteran’s veteran.” He was forever grateful to the country he credited with saving himself and his family during World War II, and devoted countless hours to assisting his fellow veterans as a way to give something back.