According to the nonprofit, there weren’t enough resources available to put on the parade and service the over 500 veterans they help each month.
“Yeah it is a big disappointment and it was a huge decision for me because I really agonized over it,” said Don Richie, executive director of RVVCO. “But when you’re serving about 500 veterans a month our focus has to be on serving them as the individuals.”
The American Legion is now stepping in and planning on putting on a Veterans Day event for Medford. It will take place at Hawthorne Park on Sunday, November 11.
NBC5 News Reporter Miles Furuichi graduated from Chapman University with degrees in English and Journalism. He received post graduate experience in Los Angeles in photojournalism and commercial photography. He also spent time in Dublin, Ireland working in print journalism and advertising.
Miles is a Rogue Valley native, raised in Ashland. He enjoys hiking, mountain biking and photography.