Thursday, December 17, 2009

GHC Sends Warm Holiday Wishes To All

The GHC would like to thank everyone who has helped our program over the past year. This picture above was taken at the Spaghetti Feed that was held in November with the help of the Westside Fire Department. Pictured above are GHC members along with Lion's Club members and Delta Kappa members ......who all came together to help with the feed and the holiday packing that took place that day.

Many thanks to all our volunteers, your efforts and commitment to the welfare of our troops is greatly appreciated.


Your GHC

Friday, December 4, 2009

GHC Welcomes New Hometown Heroes To Our Family

GHC is very proud to announce that we have added seven soldiers to the Hero ranks in the last month, six of whom are deployed: Welcome to Ssgt. Daniel Phelps-Hood River, Pvt. Elijah Veatch-Hood River, SPC Dagoberto Rivera-Hood River, Major Kirk Mickelsen-The Dalles, Sgt. Stacy Fus-The Dalles, Sgt. Nick Mendez-The Dalles and Airman Adam Sigl-Hood River.

GHC would like to thank each and everyone of them for their dedication and commitment to all our freedoms!

Your GHC

GHC'S Hometown Hero Justin Moore Enjoys Oregon's Civil War Game From Iraq

Hood River's Hometown Hero Justin Moore is pictured above celebrating a score for his favorite team, the Beaver's during last nights Civil War game.

Justin is stationed in Baghdad and was one of a group of Oregon soldiers who got together to watch the intense game.

You can read the entire article by visiting this link:

Picture courtesy of: Cali Bagby who is embedded with the Oregon Army National Guard from the 41st Infantry for

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Weekly Hero News

Dear GHC,

"....I want to take this time to thank you for the care packages. Myself and my unit of 45 just got back from an extended mission. We have been out for about three weeks now and coming back and seeing your care package really meant a lot to me and my unit. We only have two other guys in my unit that get regular care packages and we always share. It really is just like Christmas morning here when we get your care packages. Everyone gathers around to see what is inside. This time around the blank Christmas cards were a huge hit! I just want you to know that your care package gave us some huge smiles this morning! We really feel your American spirit through the miles..."
John, Iraq

"Greetings from Iraq! Our unit remains strong and our missions have picked up this past month. Each day is a challenge, but we are committed to our mission. Please let everyone know that all your care packages are appreciated. All your kindness and generosity is making our tour easier. Lots of ooooooh's and aaaaah's when we put out our received items. Please have a wonderful holiday season". SSGT Don, Iraq

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanks Hood River Saturday Market - See You There!

Many thanks to the Hood River Saturday Market for giving us free space for this weekend's local Saturday Market. Representatives of GHC will be on hand to collect care package items and hand written cards for our Heroes. The GHC will also be selling our Hero Support Bands and yummy Packer's cookies.

The market will be held: This Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 4pm at Westside School, 3685 Belmont Drive.

Proudly, Your GHC

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Weekly Hero News

"My Dearest Friends: Thank you so much for your support. It has meant a great deal to me. Have a wonderful holiday season, enjoy friends and family in the greatest country in the world. Happy Thanksgiving," SFC Rouleau. "PS: Have a drumstick for me?"

"I wanted to ask if you could pass a HUGE thank you to the all the people involved in putting our gift mugs and cards together. I can only imagine the time it took to personally sign each card with a personal message. These are the little things that make me feel proud to have spent my entire adult life in service of our country. So with that I say a very big thank you to all that were involved. "
SSG Gochenour

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanks Hood River County Law Enforcement Association & Hood River Delta Kappa

Many thanks to the Hood River County Law Enforcement Association for their $250.00 donation and to the Hood River Delta Kappa for their donation of $200.00 to GHC.

GHC and our Heroes really appreciate your contributions. The funds received will help supply our deployed Heroes with their monthly care packages from home.

Your GHC

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

GHC Community Day - Spaghetti Feed & Holiday Care Packaging

Dear Heroes,

Our phones have been ringing off the hook with excitement for this Saturday's Heroes Community Day in Hood River. You will be proud of all your local friends and neighbors who are pitching in to make your holidays brighter.

Special thanks to the Hood River National Guard Members who are helping get the Armory's renovations in tip-top shape for this weekend's event.

The Westside Fire Department, is not only donating a huge portion of the spaghetti feed yummy's for this weekend, but they are also sending down a team of proud West Side firefighters to cook the entire meal! How awesome is that?

When I spoke to Westside's Fire Marshal Jim Trammel, he proudly told me, "These are our local Heroes and we want to help. They support us, so we are supporting them".

If you click on this link, it will take you to a wonderful article about this weekend's event that appeared in todays edition of the Hood River News:

The Hood River Delta Kappa Sorority and the Hood River County Lions Club will also be sending proud members to help our community visitors with your holiday care package assembly.

Businesses also helping sponsor your event are: D&S Frame and Body, Les Schwab Tire Company, Walmart, Rosauers, Safeway, Kiyokawa Orchards, Mountain Valley Meat Service, Western Family Foods and Miller Tree Farms. Thank you!

Here is the line up for this weekend's events that will be held at the Hood River National Guard Armory located at 1520 12th Street:

Heroes Spaghetti Feed: Noon to 2PM
Homemade "Special Westside Fire Department" Spaghetti
Tossed Green Salad
Adults: $9.00
Children: 10 & Younger - $5.00
Family: Parents and Children - $25.00

Care Package Assembly & Holiday Care Signing -1PM

The community is invited to stop by and put together a holiday care package for our Heroes. We we also be accepting donations for care package items. For a complete listing of suggested items, please see the post on the right hand side of this blog titled "Care Package Sampling".

GHC would like to take this opportunity to thank all of it's members for the countless hours of endless support. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of our HEROES.


Your GHC

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Weekly Hero News

"Dear GHC, I received your care package today and I just want to thank you for the care and respect that is put into each package. I can't tell you how much it is appreciated. It reminds us that we are remembered back home and it encourages us to do our job safely. Thank you for tucking in the little American Flag, though small, I know it represents the greatest country in the world!" Your Friend, Mike

"To Everyone in the Gorge Heroes Club: Thank you all so much for everything in each of the packages. It must take a long time to prepare everything to be able to send it to us! Thank you especially for all of the handmade cards. I have kept them all and they are now on display in my dorm room as decorations! I really enjoy being here in Japan. I have had the opportunity to learn the language and to get off base and go exploring! It snowed a little on Tuesday, Nov. 3, but just a dusting. It is supposed to snow again next week, but the American weather reporters are the same as in the states; they guess more than they are accurate! God Bless all," Airman Lee

Monday, November 16, 2009

HR's Delta Kappa Adopts GHC

The local Hood River Delta Kappa Chapter of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha International recently announces their support to the Gorge Heroes Club as their local hero for our many efforts in supporting our local military and their families.

Congratulations to all our GHC members for all your hard work!

Many thanks to the Delta Kappa Chapter. We accept this recognition with great pride!

We look forward to your Chapter's help in supporting our Heroes at many of our planned events like our community spaghetti feed Saturday, November 21st at the Hood River National Guard Armory.

To view the complete article that appeared in the November 7th edition of the Hood River News, please click here:


Your GHC

Friday, November 13, 2009

GHC Members Preparing For The Holidays

Roberta Clayton, a GHC member and mother of Army surgeon Mary Deighton, is pictured at work making 100 Christmas stockings for our Heroes holiday boxes. Meanwhile, GHC member Daphne Blanchard, the mother of two soldiers, is working to make an equal number of Christmas cards that community members will sign during a special care package assembly Saturday, November 21st. We want all of our Heroes to know that we are "busy as bees" preparing to send goodies that will brighten up your holiday season. These boxes are being sent with love from grateful citizens of the Gorge.

As preparations are taking place GHC will be posting pictures of our members working hard to bring joy to you, our Heroes this holiday season!

Your GHC

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Weekly Hero News

The GHC would like to welcome two new Hereos. Army SFC Anthony Fortune , who is stationed in Afghanistan. His proud parents are Richard and Vanessa Fortune of The Dalles. And, Army Spec. Dagoberto Rivera from Hood River. We would like to thank you both for your dedication and commitment in serving our nation.

Your GHC

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hood River County Honors All Who Served - Veteran's Day 2009

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Tony LaCorte told more than 200 people who attended Hood River annual Veterans Day Ceremony that, "You (vets) are the threads that tightly bind the fabric of freedom for our nation."

Community members of all ages arrived at Anderson's Tribute Center on Nov. 11 to pay tribute to all of the Heroes who have served in the Armed Forces and the Heroes now on active duty at home or abroad. At front and center were our National Guard soldiers who provided the Color Guard for the observance and performed the rifle salute. Retired Air Force Colonel Lynn Guenther, who acted as master of ceremonies, urged the audience to support the GHC's efforts to make sure that all military personnel from this area know that they matter to the folks back home!!!

Memorial displays of local Veteran's.
Lynn Guenther, USAF Colonel, retired & Jack Trumball as he read the names of local Heroes who have passed and their names will be placed on memorial bricks at Overlook Park in Hood River.
Hood River County's Scout groups came to help park cars and escort visitor's to their seats.
Color Guard - Oregon Army National Guard - Hood River
Sgt First Class Gary Norris representing the American Legion makes a special presentation to Elizabeth Putnam and WWII Veteran. Please click on her name for a complete story that appeared about her accomplishments in a recent edition of the Hood River News.

Guest speaker Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Tony LaCorte

Rifle Salute - Oregon Army National Guard - Hood River
Your GHC

THANKS Klickitat County Repuplican Party & Jim Herman and Associates

GHC received a $1,000 check this week from the Klickitat County Republican Party to use in our troop support efforts. We are very grateful for the donation and it will be put to good use since we have an expensive month with the shipping of holiday packages to deployed military personnel and sponsorship of the National Guard dinner at the Hood River Armory.

Vergie Fuwell, a CPA with Jim Herman and Associates of White Salmon has prepared our paperwork for 501(c)3 filing with the IRS and those documents were sent on their way last week. Fuwell donated her time and talents to our cause and we are extremely appreciative of the generous gift. Jim is the brother of the late Brenda Herman, who co-founded GHC, and a Vietnam veteran who has been very supportive of the mission that we undertake!!!! Thank you very much Vergie and Jim.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

DAKINE Support GHC's Veteran's Project

A huge thanks goes out to DAKINE for their generous donation of 10 backpacks to GHC's Homeless Veteran's Program. During the year, GHC members visit homeless Veteran's throughout the Gorge area. We are currently seeking care package items for 13 Veterans, 10 males and 3 females. Please see a previous blog post for a listing of needed care package items.

If you, your group or organization would like to find out more about helping our Heroes, please contact us at:

Your help and support for our Heroes is GREATLY appreciated!


Your GHC

GHC Is Gearing Up For Winter & The Holiday's


With winter nipping at our heels, your GHC is heading into the season of "most need". Winter brings on new challenges and more needs for our Heroes and local homeless Veteran's.

Here is a list of GHC's most urgent need items. Can you, your company, group or organization help?

Homeless Veteran's List - Needed by December 15th:

Heavy Socks - 13 pairs

Men's Size Large & Extra Large Winter Coats - 13 total

Blankets - 4 blankets donated, 9 still needed

Calling Cards - 13 needed

C & D Cell Batteries - 13 packages needed

Canned Food - Ready made: Stews, Tuna Fish, Spam, etc

Winter Gloves, Scarves & Hats - 125 Donated, Need 210

Backpacks - 10 donated, 3 still needed

Monthly Care Package Items Needed: (Items in RED are URGENT NEED for our November 21st Holiday Packaging, 1PM @ Hood River National Guard Armory)

Hygiene Wipes - 120 packages

Individual Drink Mixes - 60 packages

Granola Bars - 60 boxes

Breakfast Bars - 60 boxes

Christmas Themed Coffee Mugs - 40

Christmas Stockings - Need 5 yards of holiday material and help sewing.

Female related items - 9 females, hygiene products, etc

Ziploc Bags, all sizes - 50 boxes

Tissue Paper - 20 to 30 Packages

Chocolate Candy and Sugar Free Candy - 50-100 Bags


65 large fabric drawstring bags. (16"x16", or close to this size) - Ongoing need for material, cording and sewers.

Infant baby girl clothes. One of our Heroes wives is expecting a new bundle of joy in January and is requesting help with clothing.

Fabric table covers and table skirts. We need these for when we have functions.

GHC would like to thank the Hood River News for doing an article on GHC's upcoming events. You can read the entire article by visiting this link:

If you can help, please contact GHC at:


Your GHC

Thursday, November 5, 2009

GHC Support Bands Are Here

Show your support for our Heroes with a GHC Support Brands. The bands come in adult and child sizes. Colors available are: Desert Camo, Pink Camo, Blue, Purple and Yellow.

Prices are $3.00 each if purchased locally and $4.00 each for those orders we need to ship. We will ship within the continental USA and to all US military locations. You can order the bands directly from the link on the left side of our blog or for local distribution, contact us directly at:

Looking for bulk orders for your group or organization? Please contact us directly for shipping costs.

What a great way to show your support of our Heroes!

Friday, October 30, 2009

GHC Awarded "Hometown Heroes" Medal

Just in:

"To all of the wonderful members of the Gorge Heroes Club: We had a ceremony at my base during our last drill weekend and each member was awarded a medal and plaque for being "Hometown Heroes." We were also given a separate "Hometown Heroes" medal that we were to award to a friend of family member who we felt supported us during our times of deployment. Of course, I first thought of my Mom and Dad, Lane and Betsy Smith, who have done nothing but support me and my two younger sisters during our military career. However, my second thought was of the Heroes Club and how thankful I am for all your time and efforts to make sure that every Gorge military member, whether deployed or at home, is remembered and made to feel like we are special. You guys do a GREAT job of making us feel special! So, I would like to award you with my "Hometown Heroes" medal. Thank you for your support, pride and love," Airman Kelly A. Smith.

Airman Smith, we are deeply touched and honored. GHC would like to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation in acceptance of this award. Our new award will be proudly displayed at the Hood River National Guard Armory for all our GHC members and the community to share.


Your GHC

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Weekly Hero News

GHC would like to welcome PFC Brett Rawding to our Heroes Club. PFC Radwing is stationed in South Korea. His proud parents are Shelly and Daniel Radwing of White Salmon, Washington. Thanks PFC Rawding in all you are doing in helping defend our freedoms. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
Dear GHC,
As the First Sergeant of 133 deployed Oregon Citizen Soliders, and a Hood River resident, I wanted to thank you for all that you and your volunteers do. I check the Hood River News on-line daily to see what is going on back home. I recently found out that one of my Soldiers lives close to me, so I'll be doing a story on him for the local paper if they will print it.
Thank you again, your continued support and service is an inspiriation!
1SG G Mc Ilvenna, Iraq
GHC would like to thank our Heroes for dropping us a line and letting us know how they are doing... Keep up the great work. We are proud of you and all your efforts!
Your GHC

October GHC Care Packaging Fun!

The GHC members and much welcomed community guests met last evening at the Hood River National Guard Armory to fill our Heroes' boxes. It was really great to see everyone from the community help in honoring our heroes by taking part in adding their own special gifts to some of the packages....and seeing the children walk down the aisle picking "just the right goodies" for the packages!

GHC would like to thank it's members and the community for coming out to show their support for our Heroes. Our next community box packaging will be on Saturday, November 21st at 1PM. At this time, we will be boxing up both the November and the December care packages for our Heroes. On this date, we will also be having a spaghetti feed fundraiser from Noon to 2PM. All proceeds go towards care package items for our Heroes. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Please check back often for further details and updates on our urgent need items.
Members and community members signing cards.

Card making !
Box packing !
Box stuffing!
Production line.
Proudly, Your GHC

Monday, October 12, 2009

Weekly Heroes News

This just in from Ssgt. Hernandez in Iraq, "Gorge Heroes Club: Thank you for bringing a little sunshine into my very 'sandy' day."
Army Pvt. Michael Blanchard is arriving stateside this weekend from deployment to Bahrain and is going to be enjoying a visit with his mother, Daphne, at her home in Mosier. We hear that he is well and in good spirits in spite of the debilitating summer heat and are thankful for his safe return!
We are proud to announce that Army Pvt. Austin Grimm of The Dalles has completed his basic training and is currently learning advanced warrior skills at a base in Maryland. Welcome soldier to the Heroes Club and it will be our honor to support you! Also, we welcome home Army Ssgt. Ryan Miller of White Salmon from deployment in Iraq. We are very delighted to have you back safe and sound in the states!
Welcome home USMC Capt. Jesse Atay from North Bonneville, Washington. Jesse's proud Mom RaeLynn reports Jesse is back on US soil and will be home for a visit soon, then he is off to Japan. Thanks Jesse, for all your dedication and commitment to our freedoms. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!
"Dear Gorge Heroes Club: Thank you all so very much for supporting us over here. It is an amazing feeling to know that our fellow countrymen and women are with us in our fight to preserve our way of life," USMC 1st Lt. Barcelo.

Dear Gorge Heroes Club-

Dear Terri,
Thanks so much for the package of goodies. Once again, you are a bit hit. Everyone gathers around now to see what kind of goodies are coming each month. I can't tell you how much it is appreciated.

I would really like to thank you for the article about the military drones by Insitu. If you can, I would like to you thank them for me. Our unit was out on a 7 day mission and on the last night, we were all tucked into the fields for the night when we were alerted by the drone that we had company coming. That's all I can say about our mission, but please send our thanks to them.

Tell your daycare kids thanks for the colorings. I have one that one of the kids did that has a drawing of the American Flag on it tucked in my pocket for good luck!

Thank you again.

Mike, Iraq
Dear GHC,
I just wanted to say thanks for the care package. I really love the wax dipped leaf's. I took them over to our tent that we set up to share care package items and hung them up above the table. How did you do that? That was really nice. I miss the fall colors.

Things have been pretty quiet here. We just moved into our new location. We are now in a "tent city" and have showers now and a microwave! My unit was pretty excited about that. This being my third tour here, you would think I would be used to the musty smell of the tents.

Also, thanks for the pens and writing paper for the gals in my unit. That was a big hit. The tootsie pops didn't last long.

It is really great knowing that people support us back home. Oh, and the postcards that you sent, I put them up on the walls here. I am sending a few to my girlfriend. She has never been to Oregon before so I promised her that this is where we will go on our honeymoon!

Thanks for supporting me and my unit. I really makes a big difference in our everyday lives to know someone back home is thinking of us.

SSGT, Don - Iraq

Thursday, October 1, 2009

THANK YOU Skamania County Law Enforcement Association

Many thanks go out to Skamania County Law Enforcement Association for their contribution to the Gorge Heroes Club!

The letter reads, "The Skamania County Law Enforcement Association is honored to join in your efforts to support our troops. Enclosed is a check for $500.00 to aid the Gorge Heroes Club in its mission to provide as many military personnel as possible with care packages. We appreciate everything they give to provide us the freedom to live as we do. Thank you for providing this opportunity for us to honor our troops! "

Thanks again Skamania County Law Enforcement Association.... All our Heroes appreciate your generosity and your support!


Your GHC

Thursday, September 24, 2009

September GHC Meeting Fun!

Children signing cards and filling care packages for the troops in September were also educated about the life of combat units -- including that these men often go up to a month without a shower due to the lack of amenities in the field. The young helpers were pretty grossed out by that news and carefully picked out hygiene items, such as wet wipes and hand sanitizer, to take care of the Marine they were filling the box for. Members of GHC also spent the evening organizing candy and toiletries that were donated by community members who wanted to show their support for the troops.

Signing your cards are.... brother and sister, Sorin & Esme' Price.
Members putting together "goodie bags".

Members signing cards.

Members creating handmade cards.

Package assembly line.

Final touches just before the care package is sealed.... Marine Mom RaeLynn Ricarte is showing the cute visitors how to stuff the box to the brim... including inside the toilet paper roll!

The Price Family children are: Esmé (girl in flower shirt), Sorin (brown shirt), Cael (burgandy shirt), and Teague in the backpack.

Your September care packages are on their way Heroes!


Your GHC

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Weekly Hero News

"Thank you very much for your thoughts and the care packages. It was a very funny sight, watching all the soldiers walking around with Otter Pops! Thanks again, I hope all is going well in Hood River," Ssgt. Enid.

"Dear Gorge Heroes Club: Thank you so much for the care package that you sent me; made my whole week! Little bit of a rough day today. Had the memorial service (for fallen soldiers). So hard to say goodbye. The service was very well done with standing room only in the Hope Chapel. God Bless them on their Way. Weather is cooling down and days getting shorter. The freezer pops will be a treat and the combat-ready balm will be put to good use. How did you know I needed cigars? You're the best:) Sat out back tonight under a full moon, had one and thought of you. Mission's going well. Keeping really busy with my four full-time jobs. We'll be home soon. Love to all. Again, thank you so much,"
SFC Roger

Dear Terri,

Please thank your daycare kids for the cute colorings they did. It is hard to believe I have been here for almost a year. We have put them up on the wall inside our tent. They are so cute. It is funny because when I started getting your packages, I was getting a little "razzing" about it, but now everyone joins around to see what kind of goodies I get with each package. Lots here have commented on how lucky I am to have such a good person back home that cares for me and sends me goodies. As you know, I always share them with my unit. The morale here is always high when we get your packages. And, they always seem to come just after we have been gone for a few days. Do you have a direct link to the post office? :)

Anyway, we just wanted to thank you again for all you are doing for us. Your cards, letters and packages really do make a huge difference to all of us. I was wondering if you can do me a favor? One of our guys in our unit is from a foster family and he has no one this holiday season. Can you please send me a couple Christmas cards for him? I know it will go a long way in helping him through the holidays.


Monday, September 14, 2009

Gorge Connection: Marines Rely On "Eyes In The Sky"

Insitu is an independent subsidiary of Boeing based in Bingen, Washington. They manufacture unmanned aircraft systems. Here is the link to the article that appeared in a recent edition of Hood River News titled, "Marines Rely On Eyes In The Sky".

Hood River National Guard Family Picnic Fun

Soldiers from the Hood River Armory enjoyed a family picnic on Sept. 12 that was sponsored by GHC in cooperation with Westside Fire District, Safeway, Rosauers, Hood River Liquor Store and Wal-Mart. The 65 members of the local unit, and their families, were treated to a barbecue feast and then enjoyed a battle with water balloons. The children present played carnival games that netted them a variety of prizes.

GHC members worked to ensure the two detachments with the Armory had a good time since the Department of Defense has alerted these soldiers to expect a deployment to the Middle East by late summer of 2010. GHC will be stepping up our fundraising efforts to ensure that every soldier receives a monthly care package from home during what is likely to be a 12-month deployment and will add their 65 new boxes to our existing support for 35 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines from Gorge communities.

Special "Thanks" to Westside Fire Department members Sarah Kahler, Chuck Walston, David Hancock and Rachal Hansen for volunteering their time to barbecue for our Heroes.


Your GHC

Friday, September 11, 2009

Hood River County Remembers 9-11

"Americans will always fight for their freedoms", was the statement made at this evenings 9-11 Memorial Services by Hood River Department's Chief Wells, pictured above.

Pine Grove Fire Department's little 4-year old Jr. Fire Fighter Jack Stehlik listens to the memorial service along with his dad John Stehlik, volunteer on Pine Grove FD.

Hood River National Guard members raising our flag.

Hood River Fire Department members.

Dallesport Life Flight arrived for the Memorial Service and offered a close up view of their helicopter and it's operations.

The Gorge Heroes Club salutes all our Heroes.


Your GHC

Thursday, September 10, 2009

GHC High School Members at Hood River's First Friday

GHC would like to thank HRVHS students Haley Sparks, Emily Hansen and Amber Sparks for volunteering their time to sell cookies at Hood River's September First Friday celebration for our Heroes. The trio is pictured here in front of Hood River's City Hall. The girls were first to use our new GHC banners!

This weekend, your GHC is on the move.... We will have representation at four Gorge events! Thanks to all our great volunteers. All proceeds will go towards our monthly care packages for our Heroes.

Your GHC

Hood River County's 9-11-09 Memorial Service

The Hood River Fire Department will be holding a Sept. 11 memorial service on Friday at 6 p.m. and we urge everyone to support this observance because the terrorist attacks on the East Coast in 2001 led to our Heroes being deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. The ceremony will take place outside the station at 1785 Meyer Parkway and soldiers from the Hood River Armory will be present to raise the national colors. Also attending will be law enforcement officials and firefighters from throughout the county so this is also a great opportunity to thank these emergency responders. The remembrance will take about 15 minutes and be followed by an open house with free hotdogs and sodas served to all in attendance. LifeFlight helicopter will be landing about 6:30 p.m. and people will be allowed to climb onboard and learn more about the air ambulance.


Your GHC