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Honor fallen soldiers Monday

  • Tigard American Legion Post 158 will host its annual Memorial Day Service on Monday at 11 a.m. at Crescent Grove Cemetery, 9925 S.W Greenburg Road in Tigard.

    Tigard Mayor Craig Dirksen will be the guest speaker. He will be joined by Post 158's firefighter of the year, John Sconce, and police officer of the year, William Cote. There will be a performance by the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Pipe and Drums as well.

    An F-15 fly-over has been requested.

  • Tualatin's Winona Cemetery will be the site for a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday morning. Scheduled activities will start at 11 a.m. and will feature a patriotic speech by Tualatin's first city manager, Yvonne Addington. Ceremonies will include the Tualatin Police Honor Guard and will conclude with 'Taps' on a bugle played by a World War II Navy veteran.

    Winona Cemetery is located on Southwest Tualatin Road, west of the Tualatin Country Club. Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

    Tualatin Cub Scout Pack 35 will place American flags on all veterans' graves on Saturday morning.

  • Beaverton's Memorial Day event begins at 10 a.m., Monday with a performance by the 52-piece Northwest American Legion Band at Veterans Memorial Park, located on Southwest Seventh Avenue and Watson Avenue.

    A flag presentation by the American Legion Honor Guard will begin at 11 a.m. and will include performances by the Southridge High School choir and a ceremony remembering soldiers who were prisoners of war.

  • Gov. John Kitzhaber has ordered that all flags at public institutions be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon on Monday in memory of all Oregonians who died for their country.

    'This Memorial Day, I urge all Oregonians to pause and reflect on the men and women currently serving our nation overseas,' he said. 'While we keep them in our thoughts and prayers, we also take this day to remember the courage and dedication of all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.'

    The protocol for displaying the flag at half-staff on Memorial Day is to raise the flag in the morning briskly to the top of the flag pole, then slowly lower it to the mid-way point of the pole. At noon, the flag should be raised back up to the top of the flag pole.