Reflections on the River

Since 2018, Willamette Valley Hospice has offered our community the opportunity to celebrate, honor, and remember those who have died and are missing from our lives at the Reflections on the River event.

The 4th annual Reflections on the River will consist of two FREE events

• A live River Walk - Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm at Salem’s Riverfront Park. You are invited to join us for a self-paced walk and time of reflection. Personalized luminarias will line the paths of the park.

• Reflections on the River online broadcast - September 23, 2021 at 7:30 pm. This free, 45-minute community celebration is being created for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. We’ll honor our veterans with a flag ceremony, share words of inspiration, music from our music therapists, family experiences, and remember the Oregonians who have died from COVID-19 with a special tribute.

Order a personalized luminaria in honor of a loved one at

Sponsorship opportunities are available to support this community event. For more information, contact Theresa at

The Reflections on the River program may be viewed at these locations:

• This page,
• Willamette Valley Hospice Facebook page at
• CC: Media Channel 23 in the Salem area
• Willamette Valley Hospice YouTube channel

2020 Reflection on the River Recording