Holiday ceremonies set

Several traditional Memorial Day observances are planned around the valley today.

In Eagle Point, speakers, a flyover and music are set starting at 11 a.m. at Eagle Point National Cemetery.

A flyover will be provided by an F-15 Eagle fighter jet from Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls.

Speakers will include Max McIntosh, director of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics in White City; Kay Gott-Chaffey, an Air Force pilot during World War II; and Sgt. 1st Class Mark Dalton, a citizen soldier with the local National Guard.

Other events include a 21-gun salute, the national anthem and other songs sung by the St. Mary’s High School choir and taps.

The cemetery is one mile east of Eagle Point at 2763 Riley Road.

In Rogue River, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4116 will host a ceremony starting at 11 a.m. at the Woodville Cemetery on Wards Creek Road.

In Grants Pass, which also continues Boatnik festivities today, the Marine Corps League will host an all-veterans service starting at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 945 N.E. Hillcrest Drive. The event will include guest speakers, wreath laying and a parade of flags.

In Medford, Members of the Medford Cemetery Commission and the city’s Parks and Recreation Department staff will be on hand at the historic Eastwood/IOOF cemetery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to assist visitors in locating internment sites. The cemetery was founded in 1890.

In Ashland, American Legion Post 14 and Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold an observance at 10:30 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Ashland. Members of the New Horizons Band and Southern Oregon Concert Band, directed by Ivan Olinghouse, will perform.

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