Take the Memorial Walking Tour
On the north and east sides of the grounds surrounding the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs building are six memorials honoring Oregon military veterans from as far back as the Spanish American War to current military service members. A walking tour begins on the east side of Summer Street NE and leads visitors through winding paths and lush landscaping beginning at the Korean War Memorial (1).
A short walk to the north of the Oregon's Medal of Honor Memorial (2) which is situated near the Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial (3). To the south of the memorial's fountain nestled under oak trees is the VFW Memorial Monument (4). Further along Mill Creek visitors will discover a plaque honoring Oregon's Spanish American War veterans (5) and the World War I Memorial (6).
These memorials are visited year-round by veterans, their families and civilians alike. They remind us of the sacrifices of America’s veterans and that we should honor, remember and pay tribute to these brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice and those who continue to fight for our freedoms and liberties.
There are nearly 100 memorials located throughout Oregon that salute veterans. Click here to view the list.