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November 06, 2006
Traveling Medal of Honor portrait exhibit opens at the Oregon State Capitol building
SALEM, Ore. – Congressional Medal of Honor recipients were honored at an photo exhibit at the State Capitol building in Salem, Ore., on November 6, 2006.
The Oregon National Guard's Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, emceed the exhibit's unveiling ceremony, attended by Medal of Honor recipients Arthur Jackson, Bend resident Robert Maxwell, and Thomas Norris. Also in attendance was U.S. Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR), the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs Director, Jim Willis, TriWest CEO and President, David McIntyre, Jr., and representatives from several local Army and Navy Junior ROTC groups.
Rees recognized the three Medal of Honor recipients' courage and valor, saying it was "truly a humbling experience" to listen to their inspiring words and to be in their company.
The exhibit, sponsored by TriWest Healthcare Alliance, displays 26 museum-quality portraits of Medal of Honor recipients captured by renowned photographer, Nick Del Calzo, and is located in the capitol building's Galleria. One set of photographs has been donated to the Pentagon where it is on permanent displayed in the building's Hall of Heroes.
The traveling display will be available to the viewing public through November 27 before continuing on a multi-state tour. Typically 20-30 portraits are featured at each exhibit location. A companion book featuring all the Medal of Honor recipients is also available.
For more information on the exhibit, visit www.themedal.com
061106-F-1639C-030.JPG: Thomas Norris (left), and Bend, Ore. resident Robert Maxwell (right), were honored guests at the Medal of Honor exhibit opening ceremony at the Oregon State Capitol on Nov. 6, 2006.
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Oregon National Guard Public Affairs
Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy