Military Heritage Day

April 10, 2018

Oregon Coast Military Museum and Vietnam Veterans

 

The Oregon Coast Military Museum is hosting its Military Heritage Day on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 starting at 2:00 p.m., at the hangar of Sam Spayd at the Florence Municipal Airport. 

 

Southern Oregon Veterans Benefit Member at Large, Russ McBride, himself a Vietnam Vet, will share their project that has been in the works for a few years in Medford. The memorial wall will be national in focus.  Even at eighty percent scale, it will still be 360 feet in length and bear the names of 58,479 Americans, at current count, who gave the ultimate sacrifice. It will sit on 2.1 acres within the Medford parks system.

 

McBride will be joined by the Salem sponsor Vietnam War Memorial Fund President Steve Bates, to present their memorial being planned as a state memorial in Salem. It will be not only an Oregon state focus, but will contain emphasis on multiple components of the Veterans experiences such as MIA/POW, Nurses, Agent Orange and other aspects.  The 1.5-million-dollar project is to be located on the grounds of the state capitol in Salem is targeted for completion Veteran’s Day, 2020.

 

The Museum is located at 2145 Kingwood Street in Florence, and open to the public Thursday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and is always seeking more Volunteers to work in the displays as a docent, or gift shop. You can learn more by visiting the website: www.oregoncoastmilitarymuseum.com.

 

Cal Applebee   541-999-4175 or cal97439@gmail.com

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