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Korean War Veterans hold Memorial Day ceremony in Wilsonville

Korean War Memorial hosts annual commemoration of America's fallen


by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Aurora Squadron Civil Air Patrol members perform Taps Monday at a Memorial Day commemoration in Wilsonville. The Oregon Trail Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association held its annual Memorial Day ceremony Monday morning in Wilsonville at the Korean War Memorial in Town Center Park.

This year's event drew over 100 people to the memorial, which was completed in 2000 to honor the Korean people and veterans of the 1950-53 war, including the 287 Oregonians who died in the conflict.

Master of Ceremonies was Oregon Trail Chapter President Chuck Lusardi, while Wilsonville City Councilor Julie Fitzgerald was among the speakers.

This year also saw members of the Aurora Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol serve as color guard for the ceremony, while other members performed "Taps" to honor the fallen. The Civil Air Patrol is an auxiliary branch of the U.S. Air Force. Its members are typically aged 12-18. They meet regularly with a focus on leadership.

Web:

aurorasquadron65.org.

kwvador.com.

Below is a photo gallery taken by Josh Kulla at Monday's event:

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Chuck Lusardi, President of the Oregon Trail Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association, speaks Monday at a Memorial Day commemoration at Wilsonvilles Korean War Memorial.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Aircraft flying out of Aurora perform a flyover Monday in Wilsonville, part of a Memorial Day commemoration hosted by the Oregon Trail Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - A U.S. Army veteran is shown Monday at a Memorial Day commemoration in Wilsonville. by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - A U.S. Navy veteran attends the Memorial Day commemoration in Wilsonville.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - An Aurora Squadron Civil Air Patrol member shown Monday at a Memorial Day commemoration in Wilsonville.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - A U.S. Marine Corps veteran is shown Monday at a Memorial Day commemoration in Wilsonville.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Children look for familiar names at Wilsonville's Korean War Memorial.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Aurora Squadron Civil Air Patrol members served as color guard Monday at a Memorial Day commemoration in Wilsonville.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Wilsonville City Council Julie Fitzgerald speaks Monday at a Memorial Day ceremony at Town Center Park.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Aurora Squadron Civil Air Patrol members serve as color guard Monday at a Memorial Day commemoration in Wilsonville.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Monday's Memorial Day ceremony in Wilsonville was, as always, a time for remembrance and reflection.

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Aurora Squadron Civil Air Patrol members retire the colors Monday at a Memorial Day commemoration in Wilsonville.