On Saturday July 23rd, members of American Legion Post 234 worked side by side with members of VFW #1040 to install veteran commemorative bricks in Veteran Park, Lynnwood.
Click here for the form to order a brick to honor a veteran.
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.
“Our lives are built around stories. It’s the fabric of society,” says Tom Skerritt, whose Red Badge Project helps Wounded Warriors use storytelling to explore their emotions and heal invisible wounds. (Photo by Katie M. Simmons)
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:
VFW Open House
The Open House will run from 12:00 PM (noon) to midnight Saturday, April 2, 2016.
Membership Tables will be manned from 12:00 PM (noon) to 4:00 PM.
The VFW will open at 11:00 AM Saturday.
All veterans will be welcome and directed to the appropriate membership table.
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.
The Northwest Junior Pipe Band participated in honoring US military on November 11th at Veterans Park in Lynnwood, Washington. Representative Rick Larsen and Mayor Nicola Smith were in attendance. Members of American Legion Post 234 joined the Honor Guard. Click here to view photos by trumpeter Glenn Ledbetter.
Veterans of Foreign War are invited to the Carl Gipson Senior Center to take part in a photo shoot on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 3:30 p.m. Participants must be 50 years or older.
For more information contact: Sarah Reyes, communications specialist, 425-257-7121 or Debra Loughrey-Johnson, Carl Gipson Senior Center director, 425-257-8780
The VFW Auxiliary is providing a lunch for the Edmonds Community College Student Veterans their first week of school. Information about the event is as follows:
Date: Wednesday, September 24th
Time : 11 am -1 pm
Place: Edmonds Community College Veterans'Center, Second Floor, Lynnwood Hall
For more information, contact Myra Rintamaki
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