Valley mourns, honors vets

“We honor the dead by helping the living,” said Bob Beck commander of the Creswell VFW during Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony.

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Veterans look onward during the Springfield ceremony.

The 73rd annual Memorial Day Ceremony was hosted by the Springfield American Legion Post #40 and the City of Springfield. The ceremony featured speeches by members of the American Legion, Mayor Sean VanGordon, and Springfield Police Chief Andrew Shearer.

Paying tribute in Creswell