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ROSE FESTIVAL “FLEET WEEK” IN PORTLAND

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A 1935 aerial photo shows Navy ships arriving at the Portland waterfront for the Rose Festival. (From Vintage Portland)


“Fleet Week” is the perfect time to thank the men and women who dedicate
their lives to protecting our city, state, and country.

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Taken during Portland’s first "Fleet Week", this picture shows the destroyer Reuben James and other Navy ships in front of the
City’s downtown business district. A total of 18 Naval ships a
attended for what has become a key part of the annual Rose
Festival.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Around 12:15 a.m. PDT on June 5, 1968, Sirhan Sirhan fired a .22
caliber Iver-Johnson Cadet revolver at Senator Robert Kennedy
and the crowd surrounding him in the Ambassador Hotel in Los
Angeles shortly after Kennedy had finished addressing supporters
in the hotel’s main ballroom (above).

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Sirhan Sirhan (center) is led away from the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles moments after the shooting of Robert F. Kennedy

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