Here's What We Do

Our mission is to promote patriotism, honor our veterans

and their families and to help active duty service personnel.

To this end, we gather Valentines for Veterans made by the local school children and send them to the Roseburg Veterans Administration Hospital where they have a community outreach program as well as long term residents in the hospital and nursing home. Additionally, we send financial contributions to several veteran-related charities. We also gather personal comfort items and entertainment sources and we send these to Operation Gratitude where they put together care packages to send to our active duty personnel in harm's way. As the troops head home we will redirect our efforts to returning veterans' groups. These projects are ongoing as long as they are needed.



Annual Activities



In February each year we invite President Lincoln to help us celebrate his birthday
















Our Luncheon in 2014 had to be cancelled

due to bad weather









Memorial Day in May brings many activities



We help the Eugene VFW in their honoring of veterans at the Eugene Pioneer Cemetery in Eugene. We place a wreath at the GAR plot and we also place flags and wreaths on the graves of Thirsa Gossett and her husband. Our members are spread out over several communities so they attend events closest to home.






Pictures by Carolyn Hall





Here, Senior Vice President Mildred ponders the life of the Gossetts during those difficult years when he served as a soldier and she as a nurse.














Bohemia Mining Days in Cottage Grove



Pictures by Steve Hall



We marched in the parade, passing out flags and brochures to promote patriotism and gather new members for the tent.






Here we are preparing the handouts, getting ready for the next Parade on July 19, 2014.





Picture by Carolyn Hall

























Veteran's Day


Each of us in our own communities do what we can to honor our veterans such as placing flags and

flowers on their graves and attending local parades.



Pictures by Carolyn Hall






Our 90th Birthday party in July 2009

On July 26, 2009, we celebrated the 90th anniversary of our tent's charter with guests from the Sons of Union Veterans, our then Oregon Department President and Sister Alice Moran from Mary Walker tent.


Pictures by Carolyn Hall
























Initiation of New Members









Birthday celebrations are always fun




Picture by Carolyn Hall



























Department Convention 2014

Several members of our tent were able to attend the convention in Sublimity this year.

We were happy to see our former and returning member, Donna Wood, Past National President.







Pictures by Carolyn Hall and Mildred Voelker



























































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