Eagle Point had an “event” on 11-11-11. It was a very fulfilling “event” to honor our veterans–those who are serving, as well as those who served.
Members of the National Guard, Eagle Point Boy Scout Troop 48 and the Eagle Point High School Marching Band led caring citizens down Main Street in Eagle Point to the special area in front of the Covered Bridge that is dedicated to those who have served in war. Several hundred people gathered They were reminded of the relationship one to another as Mayor Bob Russell talked about his father and brothers who served to keep us safe.
A former Marine, Hank Rademacher acted as master of ceremonies. The event was especially meaningful as he remembered his position in the Marine corp was to give support to families when the had lost someone.
Jerry Zieman, president of the Eagle Point Senior Center offered a prayer. Virginia Kula, member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary sang.
The entire event became a personal project of Helen Wolgamott. She was present with four generations of her family. Helen said she hoped this event would be noted in next year’s plans for Eagle Point.
Six of the seven members of the Eagle Point City Council we re present for the special ceremony.
While Eagle Point has remembered veterans each year, this was the first program that included the band and that gave the community a true sense of participation. Prior to the event, the Eagle Point Senior Center served breakfast. The breakfast was free for veterans.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent