This Memorial Day weekend, organizations throughout the valley are commemorating those who died in service to their nation. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and U.S. Rep. Greg Walden plan to attend local events on Monday.
7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. — Downtown Prospect. Local residents are sponsoring daylong events, beginning with a 10-mile walk-run-ride race at 7:30 a.m. followed by a parade at 10:30 a.m., craft booths and kids' activities, a bed race at noon, a horseshoe tournament at 3 p.m. and live music all day. Proceeds from the event will go into an emergency aid fund for veterans with immediate needs.
2 p.m. — WinterSpring's Memorial Grove, Donahue-Frohnmayer Park, corner of Spring Street and Springbrook Road, Medford. "Seasons of the Heart," a time of music and remembrance, will be presented for the 10th year. Participants are invited to bring pictures or other items of remembrance for a memorial display. The event will include bagpipe music, readings, poetry and a short performance by the WinterSpring Theatre Troupe.
9 a.m. — Oregon Fallen War Heroes Memorial, Don Jones Park, Hamrick Road, Central Point. The hourlong event will include patriotic music provided by the Scenic Middle School Band and a Crater High School choir duet, a special flag ceremony by the Boy Scouts of America and speeches by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and U.S. Rep. Greg Walden.
10 a.m. — Memory Gardens Memorial Park, 1395 Arnold Lane, Medford. The event includes 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. guided tour of "The Last Supper Building," bagpipe music by Angus Richardson's Brother band at 11 a.m., a moment of silence at 3 p.m. in honor of military service personnel, followed by military honors including a flag presentation, playing of taps, folding and presentation of the flag. Additional music will follow.
10:30 a.m. — Mountain View Cemetery, 440 Normal Ave., Ashland. The event will begin with band selections by Volunteers of the Valley of the Rogue Horizon and Southern Oregon Concert bands under the direction of Ivan Olinghouse. The memorial service begins at 11 a.m. with comments from the commanders of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. The keynote speaker is Lt. Col. Keith W. Ensley, ROTC program director at Southern Oregon University.
11 a.m. — Eagle Point National Cemetery, 2763 Riley Road. Guest speakers: U.S. Rep. Greg Walden and Oregon Rep. Dennis Richardson. A flyover has been requested and music will be provided by the Southern Oregon Scottish Bagpipe Band.