Edmonds Community College, in partnership with several other organizations, is having a celebration to honor Korean War veterans on Wednesday 11/2 from 10:30am-1pm at the Black Box Theatre. For more information, click here.
Join the VFW Post 1040, the City of Lynnwood as we pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America. With performances by former Councilmember Jim Smith and the NW Junior Pipe Band. All are welcome.
Date: May 30, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Veterans Park Map it
194th St SW & 44th Ave W, Lynnwood 98036
Honor a service member with a Veterans Memorial Brick.
* Reflects actual number still unaccounted-for. PMKOR database count is slightly higher due to several entries pending administrative review.
* Due to limited or conflicting data concerning location of loss for approximately 1% of WWII missing, the above map does not show a total number equal to the list of WWII missing by name elsewhere on this site. As the data from our predecessor organizations is merged and validated all publicly available information will be promptly updated.
*Around 41,000 of the unaccounted for from WWII are considered, "lost at sea."
*Above Information was provided by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (click here)
* Compiled by Jerry Hughes of The American Legion, Department of Washington, POW/MIA Committee
Posted by: Audrey Simmons
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Military veterans have a significantly higher risk of suicide than the general population — as much as 41% to 61% higher, according to a study of those who served during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Forefront’s grassroots network of suicide prevention advocates includes those who are helping reduce that risk. Click here to see how Tom Skerritt is using his passion and experience to help fellow vets find their place and themselves in civilian life.
MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the identification of remains of four American servicemen who had been missing in action from World War II and Korea. Being returned for burial with full military honors on a date and location to be announced are:
The Washington State Korean American Day Celebration Foundation is hosting the 9th Annual Korean American Day Celebration.
DATE: Wednesday, January 13, 2016
TIME: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Aquatic Center of King County
650 SW Campus Drive
Federal Way 98023
Tickets are free. Please RSVP to reserve your table in advance.
In 2007, Senate Bill 5166, sponsored by Senator Paull Shin, designated the thirteenth day of January as Korean American Day to recognize Korean American contributions to our state and nation.
I Corps is hosting a Korean War Veterans Salute at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Nov. 13 at 10 am. The event will be open to the public and include interactive displays with service members along with the ceremony. We are exceptionally grateful for all the work your organizations did last year to help promote and raise awareness of the JBLM Vietnam-era Veteran Salute last year and we are hoping for your continued support this year. Your efforts in getting the word out to our veterans and advice on ways forward (we are still looking for a keynote speaker for example) are greatly appreciated.
Please feel free to contact me anytime and thank you for everything you do for America's veterans.
SFC Justin Puetz
593d ESC Public Affairs Office
Social and Print Media Program Manager
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
PO Box 41150
Olympia WA 98504-1150
360-725-2180 or 1-800-562-0132 option 1
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