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Written in stone Somber memorials recall county’s sacrifice

Posted: Friday, Nov 8th, 2013

Michael Pulliam of Eugene stops to read the names from Lincoln County who gave their lives in combat during the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War Commemorative Walkway was built 20 years ago in a feat of inspiration and collaboration. The bronze obelisk that spirals skyward is also a sun dial that rests its shadow along a wall of poetry every year on April 30, the day the Vietnam War ended for Americans. At Depoe Bay City Park, Jerry Henriksen and his dog, Tug, pause at a pyramid of concrete and India granite dedicated people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The flag will be lowered to half-staff on Monday, Veterans Day, at the memorial to Gulf War service erected at Chinook Winds Casino & Resort in Lincoln City. The shadow of a veteran at Newport’s Vietnam War Commemorative Walk falls in salute over a basalt slab carved with names of Lincoln County men lost in the fighting. (Photos by Rick Beasley)

The plaza of stone, concrete and bronze, hidden beneath a bluff of sand and sea grasses, often comes as a surprise to people strolling along the oceanfront path at Newport’s Nye Beach.

For the complete article see the 11-08-2013 issue.

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