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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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 30 WWII Veterans who have taken an Honor Flight from Seattle on the field for the opening ceremonies and there will be a tribute to our WWII Veterans and Puget Sound Honor Flight on the big screen at Safeco Field.

The next Puget Sound Honor Flight Trip to Washington DC will be from May 30 to June 1, 2014.

For more information, see www.pugetsoundhonorflight.org

 

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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, was a guest and was impressed with what the Post has accomplished.

The Proclamation from the City of Lynnwood for Loyalty Day was read.

Upcoming events:

  • May 21st: Edmonds Community College Memorial Day at 1030 AM
  • May 26th: Lynnwood Veterans Park Memorial Day ceremony at 1100 AM

We still have a few openings for Poppies on Sunday, May 25th at Albertson’s @ James Village.  Contact Dale Clark to sign up.

Drawings for $25 were Leroy Black & Joseph Sandhofer, but neither were present to collect.  Ron Haley was drawn for the door prize and he picked an envelope with a Life membership for the National Home.  Since he already had a membership, he gave it to Fred Ensslin.

Due to the State Convention there will be no meeting in June.

Our next Post meeting will be July 3rd at 7 PM.

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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 the Desert Storm war map and the Korean War memorial base installed.  Thanks to The Troop for the pizza at lunchtime.

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