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Oregon’s Greatest Veterans Day Parade will begin at 11 a.m. Friday in downtown Roseburg. World War II veterans will be the grand marshals this year, and the parade will also feature a flyover by the Oregon Air National Guard.

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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.

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Rep. Peter DeFazio introduced legislation into the U.S. House of Representatives Friday to create a steelhead sanctuary in Douglas County, and name it after World War II veteran and legendary fly fisherman Frank Moore of Idleyld Park.

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Veterans can receive flu shots at the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center on a walk-in basis, beginning next month.

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The Roseburg Veterans Administration Medical Center will host a town hall for veterans and their families, as well as administration stakeholders, Sept. 27.

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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…

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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.

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Douglas County Veterans Forum founder Dirk Kruysman was remembered this week as a tireless advocate for veterans and a patriot who credited Americans with saving the country where he was born.

  • JOHN MCDONALD Vet’s ViewpointMonday, Sept. 5, is the closing day of the Oregon State Fair in Salem. The Labor Day highlight is free admission for all military personnel, veterans, first responders and their families.
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According to the fair’s website, admission is on the honor system, so no identification is required at the gate, which is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Parking is $5, cash only.

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The Veterans Appreciation Golf Tournament at Roseburg Country Club was well attended, with 33 four-player teams participating.