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Veterans Day, November 11, 2001:<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Prineville pays tribute to America's veterans

Prineville residents turned out for Monday morning's parade to the POW-MIA Memorial in Ochoco Creek Park. The parade from the county courthouse parking lot to the memorial was observed by many residents, some in uniform, all saluting or otherwise showing their patriotism as the Stars and Stripes were carried past.
Under threatening fall skies, Prineville turned out Monday morning, the official holiday after Veterans Day, to honor all of the nation's military veterans. With numerous flags flying in the breeze, uniforms from nearly every branch of the United State's military were in evidence at the POW-MIA Memorial at Ochoco Creek Park. With the singing of the national anthem, and an opening prayerful commentary, members of the Crook County High School NJROTC color guard, local cub scout and boy scout troops and a contingency of Brownies joined veterans in paying tribute. The parade from the county courthouse parking lot to the memorial was observed by many residents, some in uniform, all saluting or otherwise showing their patriotism as the Stars and Stripes were carried past. Members of Prineville Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Auxiliary, and the American Legion and their Auxiliary provided the ceremonies at the memorial. Among the events honoring all veterans, the traditional Flag Folding ceremony was conducted as uniformed men and women stood proudly at attention.