Musgrove’s announce plan for new “Court of Honor”

 

 

We are just a weekend away from honoring our veterans with Memorial Day celebrations across the country.  In word we received last month we learned that Musgrove Family Mortuaries and Cemeteries was getting a head-start on the celebration by announcing a new “Court of Honor” to “to remember and respect Oregonians who served in the U.S. Armed Forces”.

 

The “Court of Honor” will be erected at the Springfield Memorial Gardens located in Springfield, Oregon.  The new structure will replace one that was put in place on May 30, 1967, through the joint efforts of the Springfield American Legion Post #40 and Springfield Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3965.

The “Old” Court of Honor. Dedicated 1967

According to a press release on the subject, “The revitalized Court of Honor will serve as the gateway to the cemetery’s Veterans Garden where more than 1700 veterans and their spouses currently are interred”.

 

In the press release U.S. Air Force veteran and American Legion Post #40 Commander Nick Gillaspie said this, ”I am sure this will be an important place for veterans and their loved ones to stop and reflect on the sacrifice of those that have gone before us.  The inclusion of new places for the remains of veterans and their spouses within the Court of Honor makes it all that much more important and meaningful. We look forward to having future events and ceremonies at this location.”

The “New” court of Honor. To be dedicated on Memorial Day 2024.

The official opening of the Springfield Memorial Gardens Court of Honor will be Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 and a ribbon-cutting ceremony including the Springfield Chamber of Commerce will take place on Friday, May 31.

 

You can learn more about the Springfield Memorial Gardens here.

You can learn more about Musgrove Family Mortuaries and Cemeteries here.

 

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