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Press Release
May 11, 2010
Armed Forces Day celebration at State Capitol to honor military members
SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski will preside over a ceremony to honor military members during the national observance of Armed Forces Day, at 12:00 noon, on May 13, at the State Capitol Mall.

Also attending the ceremony will be Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, the Adjutant General, Oregon, Col. Daniel Hokanson, Commander of the 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team, and local and state business and civic leaders.

The event will feature various units of the Oregon National Guard, including members of the Oregon Army National Guard's 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team, who recently returned from a 10-month deployment to Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Also featured will be the Oregon Army National Guard's 234 Army Band, and high school Junior ROTC teams from local communities, including North Salem, Oregon City, LaPine, Redmond, and Klamath Falls.

The ceremony will include a flyover by F-15 Eagles from the 142 Fighter Wing, and a howitzer salute by the Oregon Army National Guard's 2 Battalion, 218 Field Artillery.

Based on 2004 Congressional legislation, the month of May has been dedicated as a national observance honoring military members of the armed forces.

The public and the media are encouraged to attend.
Contact Info: Capt. Stephen Bomar, Oregon Military Public Affairs Public Affairs Officer: 503-990-9508