Oregon Adjutant General Honors Sacrifices On Memorial Day

Photo: John Hughel, Oregon Military Department

Remembering the sacrifices made by Oregonians in their service to the United States, Maj. Gen. Michael E. Stencel, Adjutant General, Oregon, reflected on the significance of Memorial Day as the Keynote speaker at the Linn County Veterans Memorial, Albany, Oregon on May 31, 2021.

During his remarks, Stencel encouraged those attending “to honor our service men and women who have given their lives for our country.”

“By passing on your appreciation and gratitude to their families for the freedom their sacrificed has brought; to honor them by living your dreams, by participating in our county’s political process and exercising your own freedoms to the fullest,” he said.

Following his remarks, organizations in the region participated in a Wreath Laying ceremony before a Soldier’s Cross. A Rifle Salute by the American Legion Post 10 and Taps, along with fly over concluded the nearly one-hour ceremony.

Veterans, families and other local citizens were able to walk and pause at many of the markers and memorial tributes at the Timber Linn Memorial Park following the Memorial Day Ceremony with improved guidelines in recent weeks with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Oregon Military Department

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