Memorial http://nwpr.org en 'They Deserve The Honor:' Oregon's World War II Memorial Set To Open http://nwpr.org/post/they-deserve-honor-oregons-world-war-ii-memorial-set-open <p>June 6 is the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of western Europe. And this year’s D-Day will be especially meaningful for World War II veterans in Oregon. The state's long-awaited World War II Memorial will open on that day. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman spoke with one veteran of the conflict who plans to attend the dedication ceremony. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:23:59 +0000 Chris Lehman 46902 at http://nwpr.org 'They Deserve The Honor:' Oregon's World War II Memorial Set To Open Airmen Remembered In Spokane http://nwpr.org/post/airmen-remembered-spokane <p>Tuesday in Spokane people came together to honor three Air Force airmen who died earlier this month. They were members of the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron from Fairchild Air Force Base. Paige Browning has more on the memorial.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 13:03:12 +0000 Paige Browning 28351 at http://nwpr.org Airmen Remembered In Spokane Fairchild Airman Was A Plane Enthusiast http://nwpr.org/post/fairchild-airman-was-plane-enthusiast <p>The feeling is somber at Spokane-area airfields Monday as details emerge about a plane crash Friday in Kyrgyzstan. Three Fairchild Air Force Base crew members died, including a mother, a father, and a plane enthusiast.</p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 14:32:51 +0000 Paige Browning 27100 at http://nwpr.org Fairchild Airman Was A Plane Enthusiast Oregon Breaks Ground On New WWII Memorial http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-breaks-ground-new-wwii-memorial <p>Wednesday, state officials and veterans broke out the shovels in Willson Park on the grounds of the state capitol in Salem.</p><p>Once completed, the privately funded memorial will feature a 33 foot high granite obelisk engraved with the names of the nearly 4,000 Oregon WWII service members who were killed in action.</p><p>Former Oregon Legislator and World War II vet Bill Markham says it&rsquo;s about time. Thu, 07 Jun 2012 00:54:30 +0000 Virginia Alvino 9592 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Breaks Ground On New WWII Memorial Chopper Delivers Memorial Marker To Massacre Site http://nwpr.org/post/chopper-delivers-memorial-marker-massacre-site A granite memorial arrived by helicopter Tuesday at a remote cove in Hells Canyon on the Idaho-Oregon border. The stone will mark the site where a large group of Chinese gold miners was massacred way back in 1887. Correspondent Tom Banse reports. <p> Private contributions paid for the engraving and transportation of the 1,100 pound granite marker. Wed, 09 May 2012 13:19:37 +0000 Tom Banse 8005 at http://nwpr.org Chopper Delivers Memorial Marker To Massacre Site