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Roseburg in Douglas County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Medal of Honor Recipients Moon Tree

 
 
Medal of Honor Recipients Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, February 6, 2016
1. Medal of Honor Recipients Marker
Inscription.
This tree
dedicated by the Veterans
Administration in 1976 to
America's Medal of Honor
recipients who helped
make this Bicentennial
observance possible
"By gallantry above and beyond the call of duty"

 
Erected 1976 by Roseburg Veterans Administration.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the The Spirit of 76, America's Bicentennial Celebration marker series.
 
Location. 43° 13.563′ N, 123° 22.106′ W. Marker is in Roseburg, Oregon, in Douglas County. Marker can be reached from Centennial Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roseburg OR 97471, United States of America.
 
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 (approx. 1.7 miles away); 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.
Bicentennial Moon Tree image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, February 6, 2016
2. Bicentennial Moon Tree
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.
 
Categories. MilitaryPatriots & Patriotism
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. 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.
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