Patriotic music, flag displays, a rifle salute and fly-over will all be part of the 2009 Memorial Day Program at Eagle Point National Cemetery, on May 25 at 11 a.m. The Memorial Day Program includes music by the St. Mary High School, a joint color guard to include all branches of the military, advancement of colors by veteran service organizations, vocal selections and a rifle salute. Speakers will include the Honorable Ron Wyden, U.S. Senator for the state of Oregon; Sal Esquivel, Oregon Representative House District 6; Lindee Lenox, Director VA Memorial Programs Services; Max Mcintosh, SORCC Director; and John Howard.
A fly-over is anticipated by the U.S. Air Force.
Attendance is expected to exceed 2,400. The ceremony will be held in the Assembly Area near the flagpole. More than 120 U.S. flags (donated by veterans’ families) will be flown along the Avenue of Flags. State flags will also be displayed.
On Thursday, May 21st, between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. students from Scenic Middle School will gather at the cemetery and place small U.S. flags on approximately 14,000 grave sites.