Over 100,000 Northwest residents watched our honored vet retire his horn from their living rooms

Posted on June 16, 2016 at 6:52 pm

Memorial Day 2016

Over 100,000 Northwest residents watched Tualatin retire our senior bugler from his horn at Winona Cemetery on Memorial Day. Two Portland network TV stations, KATU-TV and KGW-TV, brought our Memorial Day Observance into 57,000 Northwest living rooms. We honored George Hager, a 92 year old WWII Navy submariner who closed our previous seven years commemorations with taps. George explained that he has “lost his lip” through lack of practice and is unable to play. He said he was “blowing all sorts of military evolutions” at a monthly meeting of WWII vets but all his buddies are now deceased or in care facilities.

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