Tuesday, December 13, 2005
November 12, 2005
Oregon Air National guard jets flew over right on schedule at the start of Friday’s 11 a.m. Veterans Day ceremony at Overlook Memorial Park in downtown Hood River. Reacting to the jets’ arrival are Cub Scout Pack 378 members Brylee Langston, Tim Nielsen, Conrad Nielsen, Nicholas Ortiz, Chet Frasier, Tyler Nielsen, and Brent Murahashi. Behind them is pack leader Jeff McCaw. At top, Arlene Allegre of Odell sings the National Anthem as her son, Mike, of the Air National Guard, and City Manager Bob Francis, an Army veteran, salute the flag. About 100 people attended the annual ceremony, which featured a welcome by Army veteran Wendy Herman, a talk on patriotism by Mike Allegre, and presentation of colors by American Legion Post 22 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1479. Kate Brownback of Hood River performed Taps. Veterans Day events started with the annual American Legion and Auxiliary breakfast at Hood River Elks Lodge.
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge