Gold Star Mother’s and Family Day took place at the Bend Heroes Memorial on Sunday to honor 112 Gold Star families.
There was also a ceremony honoring United States Marine Corps; Lance Corporal Don Edward Darnall, Killed in Action in Vietnam in 1966, with the unveiling of a Fallen Hero Memorial Highway sign.
ODOT will install the sign on Century Drive near milepost 7 on Monday Sept. 25th.
Taps was played while Gold Star family members attending laid a wreath.
A flag flown over the U.S. Capitol and monogrammed with Lance Corporal Darnall’s name was presented to Gold Star Wife Phyllis Darnall and then placed in the Veterans Memorial Bridge.
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