Location: Aegis of Shoreline, 14900 First Avenue NE
Aegis of Shoreline cordially invites veterans to attend a celebratory Veterans Day dinner and recognition ceremony. Enjoy a four course gourmet dinner and entertainment. In order to attend, you must RSVP before 11/1 by calling 206-367-6700.
Date: Friday, 11/4/2016
Location: Aegis of Shoreline, 14900 First Avenue NE
* 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
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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
Click here for more information
On March 29th, VA pauses to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. We are forever grateful for the heroism, devotion and courage of the more than 9 million Veterans like you who served during the Vietnam War.
Every day, VA's employees honor your service by keeping the promise President Abraham Lincoln made, to care for those "who shall have borne the battle" and for those they leave behind. We serve you and we honor you not only with words, but also with deeds by providing world-class benefits and services like health care,disability compensation, and memorial care with VA cemeteries and private burials.
As we pay tribute to your service, we encourage you to find out more about the benefits that may be available to you and your loved ones. Explore VA today.
VA Puget Sound Health Care System requests the honor of your presence at their:
50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration Event
Veterans Lobby, Building 100
12:00 noon, Tuesday, March 29th
Click here to download more information about this event.
On Veterans Day 11/11/2015, a local business in Mountlake Terrace honored employees who served our country through military service with a lunch in their honor. Ten veterans who served during the Vietnam Era were presented with Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pins provided by Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemorative Partner American Legion Post 234.
Please plan on attending and celebrating our veterans! Forward this information to family and friends.
At the Mountlake Terrace City Council meeting last night, Arts Commission member Sally Buckingham and Library Board member Nan Darbous recognized military veteran and Mayor Jerry Smith for his service during the Vietnam Era with presentation of the official Commemoration lapel pin on behalf of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Mountlake Terrace American Legion Post 234. Both organizations are Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemorative partners.
In Accordance With Public Law 110-181 SEC.598; the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act authorized the Secretary of Defense to conduct a program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and "in conducting the commemorative program, the Secretary shall coordinate, support, and facilitate other programs and activities of the Federal Government, State and local governments, and other persons and organizations in commemoration of the Vietnam War."
Visit the official Commemoration site for more information: http://www.vietnamwar50th.com/about/
Information shared with the City Council was the American Legion Post 234 display in the Mountlake Terrace Library lobby display case and the event on Sunday, 11/8 where local Vietnam Era veterans will be honored. The event is open to the public and City Council members were encouraged to attend.
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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