Memorial Day Flyover

Representative Raquel Moore-Green

Memorial Day

Hello Friends,

Today the Oregon National Guard will perform flyovers in honor of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day is a federal holiday established to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it came into being in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

The Civil War, which ended in the spring of 1865, claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history and required the establishment of the country’s first national cemeteries. By the late 1860s, Americans in various towns and cities had begun holding springtime tributes to these countless fallen soldiers, decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers.

Today many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings, and participating in parades. While there will be no parades this year, a portion of our state will have an opportunity to view an Oregon National Guard Flyover featuring F-16’s. Each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3 p.m. local time.

President Lincoln said:

“A nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure.”  

May we remember the brave men and women who have given the greatest sacrifice for our freedoms and honor them with a moment of silence at 3 p.m. this afternoon.

Thank you for engaging with your state government. Please know my door is always open and my staff, Pam McClain, Lena Prine, and I welcome your participation.

All my best,


Raquel Moore-Green
Representative House District 19, South Salem, Turner & Aumsville

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1419
Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-385, Salem, OR 97301

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