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ODVA Will Commemorate Anniversary of Iraq War

Oregon House Speaker Dave Hunt and State Representative Sal Esquival are scheduled to speak.

Afghan-Iraq Freedom Memorial
Afghan-Iraq Freedom Memorial
Photo by Q Madp

(SALEM, Ore.) - The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs will hold a special wreath laying ceremony Thursday at 1:00 p.m., to commemorate the 6th anniversary of the Iraq War and to honor those who have served.

The public ceremony will take place at the Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial on the department grounds located at 700 Summer Street N.E. in Salem.

Oregon House Speaker Dave Hunt and State Representative Sal Esquival are scheduled to speak.

Other legislators are planning to attend.

The Northwest Indian Veterans Association will post colors.

Chaplain Maj. Scott Delbridge, from the Army National Guard's 41st Brigade Combat Team, will provide the invocation.

Source: Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs

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Vic March 19, 2009 12:27 pm (Pacific time)

"I can't tell you if the use of force in Iraq today will last five days, five weeks or five months, but it won't last any longer than that." Donald Rumsfeld Why is this man not in prison or hanged?

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