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United States Army veteran Mike Eakin participated in the Four Chaplains Ceremony in Roseburg in 2018.

The annual Four Chaplains Ceremony will take place at noon Feb. 9 in the Roseburg Earle B. Stewart American Legion Post 16, 406 SE Oak St.

There will be a meet and greet at 11:30 a.m. prior to the ceremony. The ceremony of special honors will include candle lighting, ringing of the ship's bell, bagpipe playing and Taps for the 672 who perished Feb. 3, 1943 at the sinking of the USAT Dorchester. Special recognition will be given to the four courageous chaplains who sacrificed their lives for others.

This year, notable citizens will be inducted into the Four Chaplains Legion of Honor.

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Carisa Cegavske is the senior reporter for The News-Review. She can be reached at 541-957-4213 or by email at ccegavske@nrtoday.com. Follow her on Twitter @carisa_cegavske

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