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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. We also take some to the new facility in Lebanon. 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 celebrate President Lincoln's birthday

Illustration 1: Our Luncheon in 2015 was held at the Mennonite Village in Corvallis.

Illustration 2: We had lots of guests from other tents and a potential member.

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, 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 march in the parade, passing out flags to promote patriotism

Here we are getting ready for the 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.

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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This page last modified 28 February 2015

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