veteran’s day

Watch: Oregon Veterans Day celebration

This Veterans Day, the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs held its first-ever Virtual Statewide Veterans’ Day Celebration. The ceremony features remarks from Governor Kate Brown, Senator Jeff Merkley, Senator Ron Wyden, ODVA Director Kelly Fitzpatrick, and more. Watch the video above to …

98-year-old Oregon veteran honored

NEWPORT, Ore. — First responders had a special surprise to honor a veteran in Newport, Oregon. Jim Winebrennner turned 98 last Thursday. He was surprised with a birthday celebration featuring Newport Police, Fire Department, and a member of the Oregon State Police. …

Keeping veterans’ memories alive

AURORA, Colo. (KUSA) — Some stories would stay tucked away if veterans like Linden Matthews didn’t keep telling them. “Here’s a picture of me,” Mathews says after flipping through pages of a yellow scrapbook and landing on the photo of a 19-year-old …

Mickey Butler, WWII veteran

Klamath Falls, Ore. – More than 16 million U.S. soldiers fought in World War 2. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, there are now less than 500 thousand still living. NBC2’s Lyle Ahrens spoke with one of those surviving heroes from …

Medford Veterans Day Parade cancelled this year

MEDFORD, Ore.– The Medford Veterans Day Parade hosted by Rogue Valley Veterans and Community Outreach has been cancelled this year. According to the nonprofit, there weren’t enough resources available to put on the parade and service the over 500 veterans they help …

Honoring Our Veterans: Part Four

Medford, Ore. — Veteran’s Day is just a couple days away, and in honor of those who have served, NBC5 News is bringing you a local veteran’s story each day on NBC5 News at 6. Each of the vets we’re meeting are …