To honor the late Stuart L. Shoemaker and Melvin L. Fuller, Bend Band of Brothers will display flags on Bend's Veterans Memorial Bridge, the adjacent Bend Heroes Memorial, and at Bend Elks Lodge #1371 on Saturday, April 7. The bridge is on Newport Ave. and crosses the Deschutes River.
Flags honoring these 2 WWII United States Navy Veterans and fellow WWII Veterans will be on display on Veterans Memorial Bridge and Bend Heroes Memorial from 7:00 AM through 4:00 PM. Volunteers wanting to help install flags should meet at the Memorial at 6:45 AM. Installations will be completed by 7:15 AM.
Members of Central Oregon Band of Brothers Chapters will form a flagline of 30 flags at the Bend Elks Lodge beginning at 1:30 PM. The memorial service for Mr. Shoemaker begins at the Lodge at 2:00 PM. The Lodge is located at 63120 Boyd Acres Rd., just northeast of its intersection with Empire Ave.
Mr. Fuller and Mr. Shoemaker were proud members of Bend Band of Brothers. Flags are provided by the Bend Heroes Foundation.
Attached is a photo of flags flown on Veterans Memorial Bridge and at Bend Heroes Memorial.
Local Band of Brothers Chapters with over 1,000 members are located in Bend, La Pine, Prineville, Redmond, and Sisters