France

Military & Veterans
1:00 am
Wed June 4, 2014

'They Deserve The Honor:' Oregon's World War II Memorial Set To Open

Oregon's World War II memorial stands on the grounds of the state capitol in Salem.
Credit Chris Lehman

June 6 is the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of western Europe. And this year’s D-Day will be especially meaningful for World War II veterans in Oregon. The state's long-awaited World War II Memorial will open on that day.

When Art Sorenson boarded a ship to Europe…

Art Sorenson: "I knew this was the big one."

The eastern Washington native fought with the 104th Infantry Division across France, Belgium and Germany in the closing months of World War II.

Read more