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November 11, 2010
Oregon's Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen participate in the Veterans Day Parade in Albany, Ore.
 
101111-F-1639C-040: Oregon Air National Guard Commander, Brig. Gen. Bruce W. Prunk, speaks to members of various veterans groups during the Veterans Day Memorial Service at the Timber Linn Memorial Park in Albany, Ore., Nov. 11. Prunk said a debt of gratitude is owed to all veterans regardless of generation or the conflict in which they participated. The ceremony was held prior to the Albany Veterans Day Parade, which has the distinction of being the largest veterans day parade west of the Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).

101111-F-1639C-062: Soldiers from the Oregon Army National Guard's Bravo Co., 2-218 Field Artillery, fire a 21-gun salute at the Veterans Day Memorial Service at the Timber Linn Memorial Park in Albany, Ore., Nov. 11. The ceremony was held prior to the Albany Veterans Day Parade, which has the distinction of being the largest veterans day parade west of the Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).

101111-F-1639C-080: A U.S. Coast Guard HH-65 "Dolphin" helicopter conducts a flyover of 1st Avenue in Albany, Ore., prior to the start of the Albany Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 11. Various units and individuals from throughout the Oregon National Guard participated in the parade, along with groups from local schools, civilian and rotary clubs and civic groups. The event has the distinction of being the largest veterans day parade west of the Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).

101111-F-1639C-428: Corey Clemetson (left), and Eriq Thompson (right), both Boyscouts with Troop 99 in Albany, Ore., pause for photos in front of the Korea War marker following the Veterans Day Memorial Service at the Timber Linn Memorial Park in Albany, Ore., Nov. 11. Clemetson, who attends Timber Ridge Middle School, and Thompson, who attends Memorial Middle School, played Taps during the ceremony. A Gold-Star wreath and MIA/POW wreath were presented as part of the official memorial ceremony, which was held prior to the Albany Veterans Day Parade, which has the distinction of being the largest veterans day parade west of the Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).

101111-F-1639C-472: Oregon Air National Guard Lt. Col. Paul "Snap" Fitzgerald (left), greets Medal of Honor recipient Bob Maxwell, to the reviewing stand, prior to the Albany Veterans Day Parade in Albany, Ore., Nov. 11. Maxwell, who is the only living Medal of Honor recipient from Oregon, joined other Oregon veterans and leadership from the Oregon National Guard for the event which honored veterans from all services. The parade has the distinction of being the largest veterans day parade west of the Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).

101111-F-1639C-479: The Oregon National Guard Joint Forces Color Guard, leads Oregon Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen in the Albany Veterans Day Parade in Albany, Ore., Nov. 11. Various units and individuals from throughout the Oregon National Guard participated in the parade, along with groups from local schools, military groups, civilian and rotary clubs and civic groups. The event has the distinction of being the largest veterans day parade west of the Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).

101111-F-1639C-506: Oregon Army National Guard Col. William Schutz, (far right), watches as a group of Soldiers from the 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team passes the reviewing stand during the Albany Veterans Day Parade in Albany, Ore., Nov. 11. 41 IBCT Soldiers, many of whom recently returned from a year-long deployment to Iraq, joined various units and individuals from throughout the Oregon National Guard, along with groups from local schools, civilian and rotary clubs and civic groups for the event, which has the distinction of being the largest veterans day parade west of the Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).

101111-F-1639C-589: Oregon Air National Guard Commander, Brig. Gen. Bruce W. Prunk, (right), pauses for a photo with Medal of Honor recipient Bob Maxwell (left), and parade Grand Marshall, Robert G. Lindsay (center), at the Albany Veterans Day Parade in Albany, Ore., Nov. 11. Prunk, Maxwell and Lindsay joined other Oregon veterans and Oregon National Guard leadership at the event, which has the distinction of being the largest veterans day parade west of the Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).

101111-F-1639C-667: Oregon Army National Guard Col. William Schutz, (far right), joins organizers of the Veterans Day Parade in front of the Linn County Courthouse in Albany, Ore., to distribute awards to parade participants, following the conclusion of the event, Nov. 11. Various units and individuals from throughout the Oregon National Guard participated in the parade, along with groups from local schools, military groups, civilian and rotary clubs and civic groups. The event has the distinction of being the largest veterans day parade west of the Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).
 
 
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