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World War I forever changed the world: politically, socially, technologically, and even economically. Nearly every aspect of modern life around the world was affected by the conflict in some way: Many current political tensions in the Middle East stem from the Sykes-Picot Agreement; processed foods developed to feed scores of hungry troops became a part of everyday life and revolutionized agriculture and industry; weapons technology such as tanks, flamethrowers and airplanes forever changed how wars are fought; and America vaulted onto the global stage as a world power. It all began with the First World War.
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The U.S. Navy Memorial, in our nation’s capitol, has endeavored to record, preserve and hold forever the Naval Heritage of our nation. The free, on-line Navy Log is paramount in their efforts to record the photos, and military service of all these men and women as well as their service memories for posterity. However we can’t do this monumental task alone. We ask you to help in this extraordinary effort -- spread the word.
Click here for the Navy Log brochure for more information.
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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
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:
American Legion Post 234 and the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Peter Puget Chapter present a Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration event in honor of Vietnam Veterans Day.
The program includes readings from local authors who have written about the Vietnam War era, video interviews with Vietnam War era veterans, and the one act play "Seldom is Heard" performed by the Edmonds Driftwood Players.
Veterans and their families from all military branches and all eras of service are welcome to attend as well as the general public.
$5 per person donation at the door
Location: 22909 - 56th Avenue W, Mountlake Terrace
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Seventy years ago this year, WWII ended. Join us on Monday, 12/14 at 7pm for a special meeting to honor our WWII veterans. If you are a WWII veteran, please come to our meeting and we will add your information to the Washington State Secretary of State Faces of Heroes website. Meeting starts at 7pm, social time at 6pm.
2015 marks the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII. The official signing of the of Surrender document took place aboard the USS Missouri, now anchored at Pearl Harbor. Click this link to visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade website for information and resources commemorating Pearl Harbor Day.
Click here for information about the Washington Remembers WWII project.
The next Post 234 meeting is Monday, 12/14 and WWII veterans will be honored. If you are a WWII veteran and would like a ride to the meeting, please call the Post Commander John Zambrano 425-744-0174.
In preparation for Veterans Day 2015, members of the Edmonds Job's Daughters chapter planned and implemented a Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemorative display in the lobby of the Mountlake Terrace library. These talented ladies will also be helping with the event on Sunday, November 8th at 2pm at the American Legion Post 234 hall.
Please take a minute to stop by the Mountlake Terrace library and check out the display. The display will be available for viewing from 11/1 to 11/14.
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