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Eugene Pioneer Cemetery Holds Memorial Day Program

Across the Eugene-Springfield area, people gathered in parks and cemeteries to honor those Americans who gave their lives in times of war.

At the Eugene Pioneer Cemetery, the Eugene Fire Bagpipe Band were among many groups paying their respects on this Memorial Day.

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Eugene Fire Bagpipe Band, warming up before Memorial Day service.

The late morning ceremony eulogized fallen soldiers through music, speeches, and a black powder rifle salute, by the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War.

WEB EXTRA: See the rifle salute as given today at the Eugene Pioneer Cemetery.

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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