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District 1 Post of the Year Award

The District 1 Post of the Year Award has been awarded to Post 1040 Lynnwood!

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Puget Sound Honor Flight at the Mariners

Many of you are attending Memorial Day Ceremonies in your communities, but if time also allows you to attend the Mariners vs Angels ballgame, there is a promotion being offered with Puget Sound Honor Flight. We plan on having about … Continue reading

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May Meeting Highlights

At tonight’s meeting, John Beam installed the officers for the Post for the 2014-2015 year. We also voted in 2 new members: Robert Leach Jr., US Army, Vietnam service Larry Beach, US Army, Vietnam service Elmer Clark, Department Judge Advocate, … Continue reading

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Lynnwood Veterans Park

Many thanks to those who showed up Saturday.  We were able to get 38 more engraved Veterans bricks installed, bringing our grand total to 912 now in the park.  We also assisted the Boy Scouts of Troop 49 in getting … Continue reading

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April Meeting Highlights

At tonight’s Post meeting we draped the Charter for 3 comrades who have passed on: Robert Huntoon Sam Marchese Lynn Bryan Rest in peace, Comrades. We voted in a new Life member: Samantha Love, US Army.  Welcome aboard! We will … Continue reading

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Purple Heart Survey

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. has been asked to comment on an FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Act requirement that tasks the Defense Department to review the Purple Heart’s current eligibility criteria. Specifically, should service members who … Continue reading

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Vietnam Vets 40 Years Later

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National Lifesaving Award

VFW Post 1040 presented the VFW National Life Saving award to Mountlake Terrace High School Girls’ Basketball Coach, Rachael Boehme, on March 21, 2014 during an assembly at Mountlake Terrace High School. Rachael was honored for her rescue of two … Continue reading

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Lynnwood Arts Commission

There is currently an opening on the Lynnwood Arts board. You must live within the city limits to apply. This is an important position for the Post since it reflects on what does and does not go into Veterans park.  … Continue reading

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Military Appreciation Day at the Washington State Fair

Military Appreciation Day at the Washington State Fair Spring Fair in Puyallup on Friday, April 11th. Gate admission is FREE for active, retired and reserve military and National Guard and their dependents, and disabled veterans with a valid military ID … Continue reading

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