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Memorial Day: Tributes to our nation's fallen

Ashland Memorial Day Remembrance: A Memorial Day remembrance ceremony will be held Monday, May 27, at Mountain View Cemetery, 440Normal Ave., Ashland. The event kicks off at 10:30 a.m. with band selections by Volunteers of the Valley of the Rogue Horizon and Southern Oregon Concert Bands under the direction of Michael Wraight. The Memorial service will be held from 11:00 a.m. to noon with speakers, a Biplane flyover and presentation of the service flags. The National Anthem will be sung by Ashland High School freshman, Brooklyn Williams.

Kiwanis Club of Ashland: A Memorial Day flag display can be viewed all day Monday, May 27, at various Ashland locations. Flags placed by Kiwanis Club of Ashland.

Eagle Point Avenue of the Flags: Nearly three miles of road will be lined with over 175 flags all day Monday, May 27, along the route from Highway 62 to the Eagle Point National Cemetery. Each flag displayed once draped the casket of an American veteran and was donated by their families.

Jacksonville Historic Cemetery Memorial Day Meet and Greet: Volunteers will be on site from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, May 26, and Monday, May 27, to greet families and friends and assist them in locating grave sites at the Jacksonville Historic Cemetery, located at the top of Cemetery Road. Volunteers will also answer questions about the cemetery and the nonprofit, all-volunteer Friends of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery. A flag will be placed on the grave site of each of the 400 veterans who rest within the grounds. Also look for a tour of the grave sites of a selection of veterans at 1 p.m. and again at 2 p.m. on Sunday and Monday. See friendsjvillecemetery.org or call 541-826-9939.

Kiwanis Club of Ashland: A Memorial Day flag display can be viewed all day Monday, May 27, at various Ashland locations. Flags placed by Kiwanis Club of Ashland.

Central Point Memorial Day Commemoration: A Memorial Day commemoration begins at 9 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the Oregon Fallen War Heroes Memorial at Don Jones Park, located at the intersection of Vilas and Hamrick roads. The memorial in Central Point contains the names of nearly 6,000 Oregon service members who have died in the line of duty from the Civil War to the present. Call 541-664-3321.

Eagle Point National Cemetery Rostrum: Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., will be the keynote speakers at the 2019 National Cemetery Memorial Day celebration from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, May 27, at the Eagle Point National Cemetery Rostrum, 2763 Riley Road. The program to remember current and past military members includes flag displays, the Scottish Pipe Band, an Oregon Army National Guard Military Honors Team rifle salute and flyovers by U.S. Air Force 173rd Fighter Wing F-15 Eagle aircraft and Stearman bi-planes. Jon Martin will sing the national anthem. There will be about 21,000 flags placed on graves at the cemetery. Call 541-826-2511 for information.

Scenic Middle School eighth-grader Taryn Dance places flags on graves Friday at the Eagle Point National Cemetery. [Mail Tribune / Denise Baratta]