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Several local events paid tribute to Veterans Day last week, beginning on Nov. 9 at the middle school.

SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Guest speakers at the VFW tribute included Susan McKellar Forester, at podium, with VFW Commander Duane Ledford, from back left, and speakers David Jones adn Cheryl Bennet.Several local events paid tribute to Veterans Day last week, beginning on Nov. 9, with an assembly and parade at Jefferson County Middle School.

On Nov. 11, the Avenue of Flags was put up at the Mount Jefferson Memorial Park Cemetery, and the VFW held a "Tribute to Our Veterans" program at Erickson Aircraft Collection, which was well attended and had three compelling speakers.

Then, at 2 p.m. the American Legion's Veterans Day Parade rolled around Sahalee Park, with a combined marching band from both the high school and middle school.SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Students read their essays on what the flag means to them at the Jefferson County Middle School assembly, Nov. 9.

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