About Remembering America's Heroes
Under the leadership of Executive Director Ken Buckles, Remembering America's Heroes (RAH) provides education to youth and the community so they can understand and appreciate the value of freedom and its cost. For the past seventeen years, RAH was originally known for Milwaukie High School's Annual Living History Day, which for 15 years was the biggest and most comprehensive school program honoring Veterans in the United States. Since 2001 we have taken the Living History Day concept to 17 different schools in Oregon and consulted to many more all over the U.S.
Living History Day includes speaker sessions, where small pairings of Veterans speak to students in classrooms about their experiences; a luncheon hosted by the students; and an impressive museum with over 50 military memorabilia/artifact collectors spread throughout the gym and outdoor areas.
The day culminates in the Assembly of Honor, a recreated USO Show that includes performances by students and professional performers, as well as comedy, words of inspiration, and special recognition of our Veterans. We have student-created displays, such as The Faces of the Fallen, and The High Cost of Freedom that are available for travel to various parades, ceremonies, and special events across the State.
In addition, RAH has produced "Tribute to Veterans Shows" at the Oregon State Fair, Memorial Coliseum, Rose Garden, and The Arlene Schnitzer Hall in Portland. RAH is also the official host of the Oregon Military Hall of Fame. As only one of seven states who have a Military Hall of Fame, we hope to recognize by induction as many deserving Veterans as we possibly can.
Please take a moment to look at the videos from past events. We hope they inspire you to join us at one of our many educational or tribute events. For more information, please call 503-351-2632 or e-mail email@example.com.