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March 31, 2010
ORNG participates in 2nd Annual Portland Rose Festival Memorial Day March & Ceremony
 
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103110-F-1639C-070.JPG: The Oregon National Guard Joint Color Guard leads the Memorial Day procession into Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Ore., during the 2nd Annual Portland Rose Festival Memorial Day March & Commemoration Ceremony on May 31. The parade began under the Burnside Bridge, and continued south on Front Ave. to the Salmon Street fountain. The ceremony was capped with an Oregon Air National Guard F-15 flyover and an Oregon Army National Guard Howitzer salute. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

103110-F-1639C-093.JPG: Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers carry unit and Brigade flags during the 2nd Annual Portland Rose Festival Memorial Day March & Commemoration Ceremony, at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Ore., May 31. The parade began under the Burnside Bridge, and continued south on Front Ave. to the Salmon Street fountain. The ceremony was capped with an Oregon Air National Guard F-15 flyover and an Oregon Army National Guard Howitzer salute. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

103110-F-1639C-164.JPG: Oregon Army National Guard Col. Daniel Hokanson speaks to the gathering at the 2nd Annual Portland Rose Festival Memorial Day March & Commemoration Ceremony, at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Ore., May 31. Hokanson, commander of the 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team, had recently returned from a 10-month deployment to Iraq with almost 3,000 of Oregon's citizen-Soldiers. "They answered our state and nation's call to do their duty, selflessly serving their country and each other, and proudly upheld the ideals upon which our country is based," Hokanson said of his fellow Soldiers during his speech. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

103110-F-1639C-190.JPG: A pair of Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagle fighter jets from the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Ore., fly over the Hawthorne Bridge in downtown Portland, during the 2nd Annual Portland Rose Festival Memorial Day March & Commemoration Ceremony, at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, May 31. The event featured a parade, entertainment, and a Howitzer salute by the Oregon Army National Guard's 2-218 Field Artillery. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).
 
 
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Capt. Stephen Bomar, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Officer: 503-990-9508