Red Cross Sound the Alarm

The Red Cross is looking for veterans and Active Duty Service members to help with the installation of smoke detectors in homes in Snohomish County in September and October.

Please see the attached PDF with the dates times and location of the installations.

Please contact Jaime Gravelle, the Red Cross Disaster Manager, to sign up any volunteers. (See her contact info below). Thank you for your support.



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Pearl Harbor Day and WWII Veterans Remembrance Ceremony


You are cordially invited to this year’s Pearl Harbor Day and World War II Veteran remembrance ceremony at Naval Station Everett on Monday, December 7th 2015. (See Attached Flyer)

Location: Naval Station Everett, Bldg. 1850, Grand Vista Ball room

Date/Time: Monday, December 7, 2015 at 10:45 a.m.

We are making a very big push to contact and invite as many Pearl Harbor & WWII survivors that we can find in the Snohomish County area, so if you know anyone that we can contact please let us know.  We also would like to have more family members of survivors join us as well.

Program: The Year’s program is sure to be something special as we are going to add more pieces to the ceremony.  We will have a featured guest speakers, wreath dedication, historical background of “Sound the Alarm” and a special “Salute to our guests from Pearl Harbor and WWII”  We will need to know those from this era who are attending so we can ensure they are seated for this honor.

Following the ceremony we will invite everyone to come and join us for lunch at the All American.  Lunch is $6.95 per person.

Please RSVP email  or

Military Uniform: Service Dress Blue (ceremony participants) or Uniform of the Day (military guests). For military retirees, Service Dress as appropriate/permitted.
Civilians: Business attire.

If you have not attended an event here previously please provide your Full name, Driver’s license State/Number and date of birth if you do not have base access credentials, such as military I.D.


Troy W. Schulz
Executive Assistant/Protocol Officer
Naval Station Everett
BB 425-508-2940

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Veterans Day Blog Post

Glenn’s Trumpet Notes

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Veterans of Underage Military Service

The VUMS organization started in 1991 to honor those proud Americans who entered military service to their country under age. VUMS enlisted under age 17 for men and under the age of 20 for women during WWII, The Korean War, and beyond. More than 20,000 VUMS served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Only about 2,900 are left. We are losing about 600 per year making our longevity very short.

You can go to to find out more.

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Scout of the Year!


Congratulations to Sophie Knudson, who has been selected as the VFW Department of Washington’s Scout of the Year.  Sophie is sponsored by VFW Post 1040.

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Fourth of July

Please meet at 11:00 a.m. on July 4th at the corner of 6th and Bell in Edmonds to march in this year’s Fourth Of July Parade.  Be sure to wear your VFW cover and your black POW t-shirt (or any VFW shirt).

The picnic this year is hosted by VFW Post 8870 and American Legion Post 66, and will be at the Edmonds City Park, Shelter 2, from noon till 3:00 p.m., on July 5th.

See you there!

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Korean War Memorial Dedication

BSA Troop 49 and VFW Post 1040 will dedicate the new Korean War Memorial at Lynnwood Veterans Park at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25th.  All are invited to attend.

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Puget Sound Honor Flight

The Puget Sound Honor Flight Network provides a once in a lifetime opportunity for WWII Veterans to see their Memorials in Washington, D.C. and Virginia at no cost to the Veteran.

 There will be 31 WWII Veterans and 24 guardians departing from SeaTac airport at 12:25 pm on Friday, May 30th.

 The tour on Saturday, May 31st in Washington D.C. and Virginia will take a deluxe coach with a motorcycle escort from Baltimore to Washington, D.C. and visit the WWII, Lincoln, Korean War, Vietnam War, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Memorials, observe the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns and the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

All 31 WWII Veterans and 24 guardians return to SeaTac on Sunday, June 1st on Southwest Airlines flight 183 (from BWI) at 1:40 p.m.

Please join us and greet our WWII Veterans upon their return to SeaTac on Sunday, June 1st for a Welcome Home Celebration in the Atrium area at the south end baggage level of the airport (near the shuttle bus departures area).

For more information, click here.


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Veterans Memorial Museum

The Veterans Memorial Museum in Chehalis is hosting the Vietnam Traveling Wall from July 31st to August 3rd and would like to invite you all to visit and attend special programs on August 2nd.

For more information, click here.

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Naval Station Everett Community Day May 31

Naval Station Everett will host a Community Day on Saturday, May 31, inviting the local community to tour three U.S. Navy ships from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Entry to the event and ship tours will be free and open to the public.

Visitors will have the opportunity to tour aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup, and frigate USS Rodney M. Davis, which are homeported in Everett.


For more information, click here.


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