Three Names Will Be Added To Oregon's Memorial For Veterans

Nov 8, 2013

Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial Wall in Salem.
Credit Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs

For those enjoying a 3-day weekend, the day off is to remember and honor those men and women who've served in the military. In Oregon, the day will be marked with a solemn ceremony in Salem.

Twice a year on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, the names of the fallen are added to the Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial Wall. It's located on the grounds of the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs. Mike Allegre says they will be adding three new names to the wall.

Allegre: "Army Specialist Brandon J. Prescott, who was in Bend. U.S. Army Specialist Nicholas S. Welch out of Mill City, Oregon and then a guy who lived in Aurora for a little while, U.S. Navy Chief Warrant Officer III Jonathon S. Gibson."

The names of more than 140 Oregon men and women that are inscribed on the memorial wall will be read aloud during Monday's ceremony. Family and friends can make a rubbing of a loved one's name. The Oregon National Guard will present military honors at the ceremony. It begins at 2 p.m.