The Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial (#3)
Inspired by Oregon’s Gold Star families, this memorial not only honors the state's military members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan and Iraq, but is also a tribute to all Oregon veterans.
The soldier faces the granite wall where the names of Oregonians, and those with Oregon military ties, are inscribed.
The oval shaped memorial was dedicated on Veterans' Day, Nov. 11, 2006. Its centerpiece is a fountain and within the pool is a bronze statue of a United States soldier that symbolizes America reaching out to offer help worldwide.
On the east side of this memorial the U.S., Oregon, and POW-MIA flags stand tall along with the flags of all five military service branches.
The flags partially surround the memorial and are flown 24 hours a day.