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Press Release
June 11, 2004
Memorials set for Oregon Guard's fallen soldiers
A Public Memorial for Sergeant Justin Eyerly is set for Sunday, June 13, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the Rose Quarter in the courtyard near the new flagpoles. A podium will be set up with media connections provided by the Rose Garden Staff. Service will include remarks by Governor Kulongoski, Blackhawk flyover, Silver (Echo Taps), presentation by the 1st Cavalry Division Association, remembrances by family and friends and a special presentation of Justin's work prior to this mobilization. A private family internment will take place at a later time. Those wishing to send flowers can contact Haley Flowers in Camas, Wash. at 360-834-3512. Contributions can be made in Justin Eyerlys name to the Brigittine Monastery, 23300 Walker Lane, Amity, Oregon 97101. Cards can be sent to the Eyerly family in care of the Oregon National Guard Headquarters, PO Box 14350, Salem, Oregon 97309.
Public Memorial Services for Specialist Justin Linden will take place on Monday, June 14, 2004 at 1 p.m. at New Hope Community Church, 11731 SE Steven Road, Portland, Oregon 97266. Immediately following will be the internment at Willamette National Cemetery. All are invited to attend. Cards can be forwarded to the family at the address listed above.
Public Memorial Services for 1st Lieutenant Erik McCrae has been set for Friday, June, 18, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the Beaverton Christian Church, 13600 SW Allen Blvd., Beaverton, Oregon. A private family internment will follow at Willamette National Cemetery. Donations to the Dornbechers Children’s hospital in Lt. McCrae's memory is requested in lieu of flowers. Again, cards can be sent to the family via the Oregon National Guard Headquarters.
Governor Kulongoski will be in attendance at all three memorials. Congresswoman Darlene Hooley will be attendance at the Eyerly Memorial but unavailable for the others due to scheduling conflicts
For more information contact:
Kay Fristad
cell 503-931-5179