Honoring Service and Sacrifice...
Members of the Community in Oregon stand to honor with dignity the sacred memory of all those who served and those who have died as veterans of our armed forces. We believe that a lasting legacy is not an exploitation of sacrifice, but a responsibility toward it. We exist to assist, honor and recognize those who have served. It is also our hope to involve all veteran organizations participation to help meet the goal that no veteran be forgotten. VOAMC was founded in 2003 to aid and assist all veterans who honorably served in the armed forces of the United States of America . We endeavor to foster, preserve and perpetuate their memory and sacrifices that make all our freedoms possible
For many veterans, there was no welcome home, no acknowledgement of the sacrifice they made in service to our country. For most, there is not a ticker-tape parade. We seek to at least thank and recognize all veterans who served our nation, no matter the era or branch of service. In doing so, we created two programs:
The Field of Honor
... a traveling memorial consisting of 1,000 flags, all of which have been previously flown over our nationís capital. Each flag pole will contain nameplates of veterans who served in the armed forces. Veterans, friends, or family members of a veteran can have a nameplate added to a flag in the Field of Honor for a one-time charge of $50. (Covers flag replacement as they wear out).
Honorable Service Medal
... a custom-designed, engraved medal in appreciation for the service and sacrifice of veterans in our state. These medals will be presented to all veterans in Oregon free of charge..... Read more about the Honorable Service Medal.