Wilsonville Veterans Day ceremony celebrates those who have served and their families.

Veterans, families and residents gathered in Town Center Park at the Korean War Memorial, completed in 2000 to honor the Korean people, veterans and the 287 Oregonians who died of the 1950-53 war, Nov. 11 to honor past and present veterans and their service.

Hosted by The Korean War Veterans Association, Oregon Trail Chapter, the Veterans Day observance ceremony included speeches, a performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the "Taps" bugle call. Cadets were on hand for the posting of colors and read about the importance of honoring those who have served on Veterans Day.

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Veterans salute their fallen comrades during a tribute given by George Van Hoomissen.

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Oregon Korean War Memorial chapter president Bob Cassidy spoke to the crowd Nov. 11.

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Wilsonville City Councilor Susie Stevens thanked all veterans for their service.

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Wilsonville veteran Richard DeMers took in the event.

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Master of ceremonies Chuck Lusardi shared some of his thought with fellow veterans and others in attendance.

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Veterans salute as the colors are retired.

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Dave Nelson plays Taps to conclude the ceremony.

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - (Left to right) Cavanaugh, Tucker and Justin Harmer check out the dedications on the memorial wall.

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