August Meeting Highlights

There were 20 members present for what turned out to be a very spirited meeting with 4 door prizes of various spirits donated by John Beam.

Virgil Prodigalidad & Lawrence Barnes were drawn for the $25 each door prize, however, they weren’t at the meeting so it goes back to the coffers for next months drawing.

A reminder to all that 2014 is the Posts 75th anniversary and suggestions were tossed around as to how to celebrate it. More on that next month.

We added 34 more engraved Veterans bricks at Veterans Park, bringing our total engraved bricks there to 874.

We have 2 Life Scouts who are going to be doing their Eagle projects at Veterans Park; One will be repainting all the white walls & the other a monument to honor the Korean War Veterans.

This past month we also awarded our 57th Patriotic Citizen award to a Lynnwood business, Mr. Kleen Car Wash.

A reminder that we are still looking for new members to join the Post so if you know any combat Veterans, let’s get them signed up before the dues increase goes through on January 1st.

Next months meeting will be September 5th @ 7 PM.  Hope you can make it.

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Puget Sound Honor Flight

Check it out here


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Hire America’s Heroes Career Day

Safeco Field, Seattle – August 9, 2013

This action-packed day includes the following highlights:
Recruiting Fair 8:00am – 1:00pm
Meet corporations such as Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, and Starbucks, and many more –
companies looking to connect with military job seekers.

  • Skills to Succeed Workshops
  • LinkedIn basics
  • Videotaped practice interviews
  • Veteran Career Coaches
  • ProLango Networking Workshop
  • Job-search opportunities for Military Spouses

Please contact Andrea Nelson with any questions: or 425-652-2389

Register Now –

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Post 1040 Awards Patriotic Citizen


Pictured L-R; Martin Spani, VFW Post 1040 Commander, Ted LaVigne, Owner-Mr.Kleen, Frank Martinez, VFW Post 1040 Sr. Vice Commander, and John Zambrano, VFW Post 1040 Chaplain

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1040, Lynnwood, presented the VFW Patriotic Citizens Award to Lynnwood Business, Mr.Kleen, given in grateful appreciation for unsolicited, inspirational patriotic service to the community through the daily display of our National Flag.

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Post 1040 Honor Guard In Action


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Post 1040 Life Member Interviewed About Honor Flight

Our very own Bill Endicott was interviewed about the Honor Flight Program by KZOK.  Here’s a link to the interview, and here is a link to the Honor Flight website.

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2013 Korean War Wreathlaying Ceremony

2013 Korean War Wreathlaying Ceremony

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July Meeting Notes

  • We discussed the Edmonds 4th of July Parade.  The Post is invited to march / ride in the parade.  Meet at 1100 at 6th and Main St in Edmonds.  Be sure to wear your VFW cap and black VFW t-shirt (if you have one).
  • Jim Traner, District One Commander presented the many awards that Post 1040 received at the State Convention in Yakima.  These will be posted on our website soon.
  • Lee Hedin and Lawrence Barnes were each drawn for the $25 door prize, but since they weren’t present, they didn’t receive it!
  • Lou Pirone was drawn from the sign in register, and received a copy of American Sniper, a top-selling book.
  • Raymond Coffey was voted in as a new Life Member.  Welcome, Ray!
  • Our next Post Meeting is on Thursday, August 1, at 1900.
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June is PTSD Awareness Month

More information can be found here.

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Stolen Valor Act Signed Into Law

President Obama has signed the Stolen Valor Act into law.  Article here.

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