Roseburg in Douglas County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Medal of Honor Recipients Moon Tree
dedicated by the Veterans
Administration in 1976 to
America's Medal of Honor
recipients who helped
make this Bicentennial
"By gallantry above and beyond the call of duty"
Erected 1976 by Roseburg Veterans Administration.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Military • Patriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the The Spirit of ’76, America’s Bicentennial Celebration series lists.
Location. 43° 13.563′ N, 123° 22.106′ W. Marker is in Roseburg, Oregon, in Douglas County. Memorial can be reached from Centennial Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roseburg OR 97471, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Southern Oregon (approx. 1˝ miles away); 'The Blast' Site (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Mill-Pine Historic Neighborhood District (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Hebe Fountain Douglas County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Courthouse Elm (approx. 1.8 miles away); Pinot Noir (approx. 7.4 miles away); Applegate Trail - Oakland (approx. 14 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roseburg.
More about this marker. This marker resides on the VA hospital grounds in the center of a memorial garden. The dedicated tree is known as a 'Moon Tree'. It was one of over 500 seeds from various tree varieties that were part of the Apollo 14 mission to the moon by astronaut Stuart Roosa in 1971. Many of these moon trees survive today and this tree is among them.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on January 22, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.