A reminder that the Four Chaplains Ceremony is coming up soon.

One ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 2 at American Legion Post 123, Veterans Memorial Building, 252 S. Pacific Highway, in Tri City. For more information, call 541-863-7575.

Another ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 3 at American Legion Post 16, 406 SE Oak Ave., in Roseburg. For more information, call 541-672-4635.

The VA Cemetery Remembrance Ceremony will be held at the Roseburg VA Chapel in Building 16 on the Roseburg campus at 1 p.m. Feb. 14. Originally scheduled for Feb. 15, the day was changed to accommodate the Sutherlin High School Living History Day.

The quarterly service honors deceased veterans, VA employees and volunteers. Call 541-440-1000 for more information.

A Flag Retirement Ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on President’s Day, Feb. 19, at the Veterans Memorial Building, 252 S. Pacific Highway, in Tri City. If you or someone you know has a flag that’s ready for disposal, consider bringing it to this ceremony. For more information, call 541-863-7575.

Also on President’s Day, American Legion Post 123 will be placing 195 American flags throughout Myrtle Creek, Tri City and Canyonville. Seeing the flags proudly waving is a beautiful sight and well worth the drive.

A series of fly-tying sessions for veterans will be held at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association, 1624 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg. Sessions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21, March 7, March 21, April 4, April 18, May 2, May 16 and May 30.

Instructor Rusty Lininger is a veteran inspired to share his love of fly tying with fellow veterans, their families and friends. Sessions will focus on tying steelhead, trout and bass flies. After each session, you will walk away with a fly. Participation is free, and registration is not required. For more information, visit sourceoneserenity.wordpress.com.

A big thanks to the Umpqua Valley Arts Association for hosting this important series. While you’re there, be sure to check out its current exhibit, “Young and Famous.” The exhibit fills the entire UVAA gallery space and features work by first- through 12th-grade students from across Douglas County. The exhibit runs through March 9, and the gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, visit www.uvarts.com.

The new Veterans ID Card is available by ordering online. Cards are for those veterans not enrolled in the Veterans Health Care System, and there is no need to apply if you already have a Veteran Health ID Card.

To apply for the card, go to www.vets.gov/veteran-id-card/ and follow the online instructions. Look for the link displayed on the bottom of the page that states, “Apply for printed Veteran ID Cards.” In order to complete the application, you will need to create an account.

Do you have information of interest to Douglas County veterans? Contact me at jd.mcdonald.jd@gmail.com or 541-580-6178. I’m a combat veteran with more than 18 years of military service. I serve in the Oregon National Guard. I’m also a member of the Douglas County Veterans Forum, the Douglas County Veterans Advisory Committee, the Patrick W. Kelley VFW Post 2468 and the Earle B. Stewart American Legion Post 16.

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