Northwest Veterans Museum presents viewing of ‘The Midway’ on Memorial Day

The Northwest Veterans Museum in Lynnwood will be hosting a presentation and film viewing honoring the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Midway. The presentation will be held on Memorial Day, May 30, from 1-3 p.m. with a brief overview of the significance of the day, a slideshow presentation and a viewing of the film,…

Reminder: Edmonds College to host 9th annual Memorial Day Ceremony May 26

Edmonds College will host its ninth annual Memorial Day Ceremony both in person and virtually on Thursday, May 26. The public ceremony will start at 2 p.m. at the college’s Black Box Theatre, followed by a parade of veterans to the Boots to Books Monument at 2:45 p.m. “We are very proud to host our…

Applications open for VFW Post 8870 Freedom Scholarships

Edmonds-based Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8870 is offering four Freedom Scholarships to graduating high school seniors, with an application deadline of April 15, 2022. Students must reside within the Edmonds or Mukilteo School Districts and have at least one sibling, parent or grandparent who is a U.S. military veteran, Students who reside within…

Public invited to help place wreaths on veterans’ headstones Dec. 18

The Veterans Memorial Wreath Foundation invites the public to be part of a special event honoring veterans on Saturday, Dec. 18. The organization will hold a military ceremony and wreath-placing event at 9 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park at Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery, 11220 Aurora Ave. N. in Seattle. The event is free and will include a…

Veterans remembered in Edmonds ceremony

An estimated 75 U.S. military veterans, friends and supporters turned out Thursday morning under gray skies at the Edmonds Veterans Plaza to salute all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Originally called Armistice Day to honor those who served in the First World War and subsequently renamed Veterans Day in recognition of all…

Lynnwood’s Northwest Veterans Museum open Nov. 11 for Veterans Day

The Northwest Veterans Museum (NWVM) will be open on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Veterans and their families are invited to the museum to be recognized for the service and sacrifices they have made for their country. Admission to the museum is free, but donations are always welcome. The…

Edmonds College to hold virtual Veterans Day celebration Nov. 11

Edmonds College will honor veterans this year with a pre-recorded event that can be enjoyed on YouTube beginning Thursday, Nov. 11. The virtual event was planned in keeping with COVID guidelines to avoid large gatherings. You can view the video here. “We are humbled by the grit and determination of our Veterans Day Planning Committee…

U.S. Rep Larsen to host veterans telephone town hall Thursday  

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen will host a live telephone town hall Thursday, Nov. 4 on issues facing Northwest Washington veterans and their families. Leaders from VA Puget Sound and the Seattle-area VA Office will join Larsen to hear veterans’ concerns and help answer questions about benefits available to veterans and their families. At 5:15 p.m….

Heroes’ Cafe, Homage Senior Services host first resource fair for local veterans

In partnership with Homage Senior Services, the Heroes’ Cafe hosted a resource Saturday aimed at helping local veterans access resources like health care, rental assistance and the COVID-19 vaccines. Dozens attended the fair hosted at the Heroes’ Cafe’s new location at New Life Church in Lynnwood. The outside event invited veterans and senior community members…

VFW Post again modifies Memorial Day poppy drive plans due to COVID-19

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8870 has once again been forced to modify its plans to distribute its “Buddy” Poppies in the community during the Memorial Day weekend. The poppy drive commemorates Memorial Day, our nation’s annual remembrance, which honors the memory of all the men and women who served in the nation’s military…

Edmonds College to host virtual Memorial Day ceremony May 28

Edmonds College will host its eighth annual Memorial Day ceremony — this year virtually with a live YouTube premiere of “Remember. Honor. Reflect.” — at 10 a.m. Friday, May 28, on the Veterans Resource Center web page. “This ceremony reflects the depth and breadth of care for veterans on our campus,” said Chris Szarek, EC…

South County Fire reunites family with Pearl Harbor survivor’s memorabilia

Edmonds resident Kim Sharpe is a Navy veteran, and also works with South County Fire as its veterans outreach coordinator. “So it was just by coincidence (and) good luck,” he said, that the woman who showed up recently at Lynnwood Fire Station 15 with a shadow box of unknown origins happened to encounter him. Fire…

Northwest Veterans Museum reopens to visitors

The Lynnwood-based Northwest Veterans Museum reopened Thursday, April 1 with veteran historian Bruce Clute as the museum’s volunteer docent. The museum will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. COVID-19 precautions are in place with temperature checks and mask wearing required. Visitors will be limited to one family group or…

Hero’s Cafe director on a mission to help veterans in need

When the Hero’s Cafe began, it was a chance for local military veterans to meet once a month for over a cup of coffee. After three years, Director Gary Walderman has helped evolve it into a widespread support network for veterans in need. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hero’s Cafe would invite veterans to…

Rep. Rick Larsen to host veterans forum in Lynnwood Oct. 4

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen will host a veterans forum from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 in Lynnwood. The forum will be at the Verdant Health Center, 4710 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood. It’s an opportunity for veterans to receive updates on legislation affecting them and get answers to questions about the Department of Veterans Affairs, health care, job training…

Larsen, DelBene to host Veterans History Project at Everett Library Aug. 19

U.S. Reps. Rick Larsen and Suzan DelBene are encouraging veterans to tell their stories as part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. On Monday, Aug. 19, trained volunteers will interview veterans who served during wartime at the Everett Public Library from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Veteran interviews will be at least 30 minutes long. All veterans interested…