Summit High Holds Third Annual Veterans Assembly

Campuses are closed tomorrow at all Bend-La Pine Schools in honor of Veterans Day. But before the students left for the long holiday weekend, they had a chance to meet some of those veterans and hear their stories.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan attended a special veterans assembly at Summit High School.

Traveling American Flag Quilt Raffle to Benefit Central Oregon Veterans Ranch

Patti Calande belongs to a group of ladies called Sit N Stich. She came up with the idea of making a flag quilt and so they all brought red white and blue t-shirts and started stitching. Patti says the American Flag was a perfect symbol of our great nation and should be donated to COVR for all the brave men and women that have given so much for our country.

You can buy the $5.00 raffle tickets online HERE and click on the buy button or stop in one of the businesses that the flag visited including Cowgirl Cash, Lulu’s Boutique, Ginger’s Kitchenware, and Quilt Works in Bend.

Central Oregon Veterans Ranch is a 19 acre working ranch where veterans can find peace. A sanctuary where veterans can build community through peer support in various stages of their journey. The ranch is also adding 4 end of life beds to give dying veterans dignity and support.

War Stories Part 2: Regina Riser

Last week, Regina Riser shared the story of her husband of 9 months, Dale Peterson, when she was just 18, their love at first sight at such a young age, and how an IED took him from her on his first tour in Iraq. In the second of our two part series on how Dale’s death changed the course of Regina’s service in the military.

Special thanks to Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC in Madras for sponsoring our War Stories.