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"U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur signs the Japanese surrender documents, Sept. 2, 1945, aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, formally ending World War II. Standing  behind him are Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright, left foreground, who surrendered Bataan to the Japanese, and British Lt. Gen. A. E. Percival, next to Wainwright, who surrendered Singapore, as they witness the ceremony with other American and British officers. (AP Photo/Frank Filan)"

70 Years Ago Today: WWII Officially Ends in the Pacific

The 70th anniversary of the end of World War II is noted today. Victory over Japan, or V-J Day, was on August 14, 1945. A formal surrender ceremony was held on September 2, which President Truman officially declared V-J Day. Salem sailor Dave Whelan was aboard a US Navy ship anchored near the USS Missouri in Tokyo
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Final Local Honor Flight Planned

BEND, OR — The last World War II veterans from east of the Cascades will travel to the WWII Memorial in Washington, DC in a couple of weeks. Over the past five years, the Bend Heroes Foundation has sponsored 240 veterans on the trips.    Yvonne Drury, Vice President of the foundation, says WWII vets
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Elina Spyker gets her just desserts (and many military medals)

By Barbara Sherman Read more here:: http://www.pamplinmediagroup.com/rc/64-features/270936-146269-elina-spyker-gets-her-just-desserts-and-many-military-medals       

Civil War re-enactment comes to Fort Stevens State Park

Read more here:: http://www.coastweekend.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2015150909986       

A poet and he knows it

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Six-week caregiver series begins Sept. 17

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Bend Veteran’s Day Parade entries sought

The Bend Chamber is seeking entries for the 16th annual Veteran’s Day Parade. Read Full Article: Bend Veteran’s Day Parade entries sought

Cyclists honored by — and for — veterans

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Stand-down helps veterans while educating community

Veterans were able to receive free resources and services throughout the area.

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Mid-Willamette Valley Veterans Stand-Down

        
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