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Groundbreaking for Oregon WWII Memorial

Groundbreaking for Oregon WWII Memorial

"Oregon is one of only six states that do not have an official state World War II memorial." - Vet News

"In 2011, the Oregon Legislature authorized an offical Oregon War Memorial to be built on the capitol grounds. The Oregon World War II Memorial Foundation is the non-profit organization charged with raising private funds to build the memorial...: - Vet News

This photo is the cover shot of the July/August 2012 issue of "Vet News," published by the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs, Salem, Oregon. Participants in photo (L-R): Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs Director Jim Willis; Lou Jaffe; WWII B-17 bomber pilot Bill Markham; Bob Plame; OR Sec. of State Kate Brown; Marian Beresford; OR State Rep. Brad Will; OR State Sen. Brian Boquist; and Gerry Frank.