“They Were Us”

It’s easy to overlook the fact that U.S. troops continue to fight (and die) in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Especially right now, with national headlines sharply focused on the political turmoil in Washington, D.C. How often do we stop to think about our soldiers? When do we take time to remember those who perished?

Memorial Day’s upon us. Now is that time. For the 10th straight year, Tracy Miller of Bend has organized a somber, yet vital event to honor American servicemen and women who have lost their lives in those two countries. Volunteers will gather at Downtown Bend’s Troy Field on Monday to literally give them a voice.