We hope everyone’s enjoying the unofficial start of summer.

If you’d like to honor fallen servicepersons this Memorial Day, please consider attending one of these Bend events. For a full list of Memorial Day events in the state, the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs has an extremely helpful list here.

Bend Parade of Flags
May 27, 7 a.m. at Bend Heroes Memorial, 35 NW Drake Rd., Bend

300 American flags will be installed at Bend Heroes Memorial, along Veterans Memorial Bridge on Newport Avenue and in downtown Bend by Boy Scout Troop No. 25 and volunteers. Meet at Bend Heroes Memorial promptly at 7:00 am.


We Are Remembering – Not Just A Number
May 27, 8 a.m. at Troy Field, 60 NW Kansas Ave, Bend

Twelfth annual reading of the name, age and hometown of every U.S. serviceperson killed in Afghanistan since 2001 and in Iraq since 2003.


Annual Memorial Day Ceremony
May 27, 1 p.m. at Deschutes Memorial Gardens, 63875 N. Hwy 97, Bend

Central Oregon’s largest annual Memorial Day ceremony honoring our men and women in the military and the memory of all our loved ones who have sacrificed their lives for their country. Speaker of the day will be Chief Meteorologist, and U.S. Navy Veteran, Bob Shaw, followed by a program sponsored by VFW Post #1643.