Memorial Day Events (May 27)
Memorial Day Events

Memorial Day Events (May 27)



Memorial Day Weekend Recognition, Albany Masonic Cemetery, 700 Broadway Street SW. Self-guided walking tour. Information regarding the grant, work and tours will be available. Information: 541-967-1941 or


Memorial Day Weekend recognition, Albany Masonic Cemetery, 700 Broadway Street SW. Details above.

Memorial Day observation, 10 a.m., IOOF Cemetery, 37295 Cemetery Road, Lebanon.

Memorial Day service, 10 a.m., Crystal Lake Cemetery, 360 SW Avery Ave., Corvallis. Master of ceremonies is Laura Garren (colonel, U.S. Army, retired). The Corvallis Community Band, directed by Steve Matthes, will supply music. The keynote speaker is Major Paul Dyer, U.S. Army infantry veteran and assistant professor of military science at Oregon State University.

Benton County Veterans Memorial event, 2 p.m., south lawn, National Guard Armory, 1100 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis. Pre-program music directed by Dow Yeh starts at 1:30. The keynote speaker will be retired Col. James Lyman, a 1978 Oregon State University Army ROTC graduate who served 36 years, primarily in construction and facility management. The flag of honor recipient will be Francis William Gerding, Army veteran of the Battle of the Bulge.

Memorial Day program, 2:30 p.m., Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. Family-friendly event featuring audience participation. The O.K. Chorale, a 24-voice, four-part choir, along with Corvallis Scout Troop 3, will give the program. Parking is available at Bi-Mart.

Willamette Valley Concert Band Memorial Day Patriotic Pops Concert, 7 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. The free concert, "Potpourri of Music," will include Broadway show tunes, big-band swing favorites, operatic arias, ragtime music, patriotic music and Sousa marches. Featured vocalists include soprano Patty Gerig and baritone Paul Pritchard. Trumpeter Steve Iverson will play Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee." Donations for scholarships for middle-school band musicians to attend music camps will be accepted.


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