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The Roseburg Elks Lodge will conduct a Flag Day ceremony at 1 p.m. Friday in the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center auditorium, 913 NW Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg.

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Twenty local veterans, two who served in World War II and the remainder in the Vietnam War, received handmade Quilts of Valor Thursday at the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center auditorium.

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Thirteen Navy and Air Force veterans who served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War were honored Thursday at the Roseburg National Cemetery Annex. It was the last of three days of services for 28 veterans whose remains were forgotten on a shelf for decades at a local mortuary.

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Two excavators moved the earth at a Southeast Cobb Street lot Tuesday afternoon as a dump truck offloaded more. By summer’s end, two homeless women veterans will live at this address.

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ASHLAND — The remains of a World War II soldier from Oregon who went missing in the final weeks of the Guadalcanal campaign have been positively identified 76 years after he was listed as missing in action, according to the U.S. government.

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April showers are here, but summer is coming, and with it many opportunities for local youth to work, play and volunteer. In fact, one of the best youth events is held during the summer: Boys and Girls State Leadership Academy.

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The Douglas County Veterans Day Parade Committee has named “Generations of Military Families” as this year’s grand marshal, and special honors for “Rosie the Riveters.” Generations of military families have been serving, defending, and dying long before we were a country.

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One of the great things about the Roseburg VA is how they make use of an army of volunteers to bring additional services, opportunities and outreach to veterans. Here are a two examples of the great work being done by the employees and volunteers at our local VA.

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After an unexpected holiday hiatus, I am back to bring you, the great citizens and veterans of Douglas County, information important to veterans, their families and supporters. Not to mention providing information about events and activities that promote patriotism and Americanism.

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Walla Walla Veterans Affairs Medical Center Interim Director Keith Allen has been selected as the new permanent director for the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center.