Veterans Day http://klcc.org en Lane County's First Dragon Boat Race A Boon For Veterans http://klcc.org/post/lane-countys-first-dragon-boat-race-boon-veterans <p>Dexter Lake was the site of Lane County's first ever Dragon Boat race on Saturday. The event was aimed at helping disabled veterans.</p><p></p><p></p><p><br />Standing under a gazebo by the western shore of Dexter Lake, teams of 15 to 20 people chant and pump each other up for the upcoming race. More than 200 people, or a dozen teams showed up to compete this weekend. Erin Zysett, the Board President of the Emerald City Dragon Boat Club, tries to manage the logistics of making sure which team is racing and when.</p><p><br />Zysett: "It's organized chaos but it's a lot of fun."</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Charlie Deitz 17890 at http://klcc.org Lane County's First Dragon Boat Race A Boon For Veterans Veterans Honored in Hometown Fashion http://klcc.org/post/veterans-honored-hometown-fashion <p>From Marines to beauty queens, the 14th Annual Springfield Veteran's Day Parade had the largest number of entries ever. The parade honors all who served in the Armed Services. KLCC's Tiffany Eckert was along the parade route Sunday afternoon and has this report.</p><p>As the parade begins, on-lookers line the streets waving small American flags. Eugene Highlander bagpipe band marches behind the color guard. (bagpipes playing) Excited kids stand at the ready to catch the candy that flies from parade floats. This is one of the ways the city of Springfield pays respect for veterans.</p><p></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 03:50:56 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 2807 at http://klcc.org Veterans Honored in Hometown Fashion Three Names Will Be Added To Oregon's Memorial For Veterans http://klcc.org/post/three-names-will-be-added-oregons-memorial-veterans <p></p><p>For those enjoying a 3-day weekend, the day off is to remember and honor those men and women who've served in the military. In Oregon, the day will be marked with a solemn ceremony in Salem.</p> Sat, 09 Nov 2013 04:04:13 +0000 Angela Kellner 2748 at http://klcc.org Three Names Will Be Added To Oregon's Memorial For Veterans