Public invited to sponsor wreaths for Wreaths Across America event in Monroe Dec. 17

For the second year in a row, Monroe-based Ward Roney Jr. VFW Post 7511 and its auxiliary invite the community to usher in the holiday season by remembering the fallen heroes who fought for our freedom. The post is partnering with Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization that coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 3,400…

Operation Military Family receives donation from Comcast during Military Appreciaton Month

In honor of Military Appreciation Month in November, Comcast has again partnered with Edmonds-based Operation Military Family. Comcast has donated $20,000 and 200 laptops — along with a digital skills guide with each laptop —  to support military and veteran families in Washington. Comcast has a long history of supporting military families in communities. Since 2011,…

Lynnwood’s Northwest Veterans Museum to be open on Veterans Day

The Northwest Veterans Museum will be open on Friday, Nov. 11, to celebrate Veterans Day. The museum is an all-volunteer nonprofit corporation dedicated to honoring those that have served in the nation’s military. The museum is located at Lynnwood’s Heritage Park, 19921 Poplar Way, Lynnwood. Veterans Day hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum’s…

Edmonds College to host 10th annual Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 8

Edmonds College will host its 10th annual Veterans Day celebration in person and virtually on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The event starts at 2 p.m. at the college’s Black Box Theatre and is free to the public. Veterans will be honored throughout the celebration, with special recognition given to Native American vets. Phill Allen, a U.S….

Gold Star Families Memorial Monument unveiled in Lynnwood

A monument dedicated to the families of fallen U.S. military members was unveiled Wednesday in Lynnwood’s newly redeveloped Veterans Memorial Park. Hundreds gathered in the park – located at 44th Avenue West and 194th Street Southwest – to witness the unveiling of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument. Gold Star Families are those family members…

VFW Post 8870 announces annual student essay contest

Edmonds-based VFW Post 8870 is again hosting an annual student essay contest, which is open to students residing in the Edmonds and Mukilteo school districts. Students attending private schools or being home-schooled are eligible to enter the contest. The Youth Essay Program is for students in grades 3, 4  and 5. An essay, not to…

Emergency funds available for military, veterans and their families

Edmonds-based Operation Military Family, in partnership with the Bob Woodruff Foundation, is providing emergency funds for food, utility and rental assistance for military, veterans, their families and their caregivers. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis and award amounts will be determined by the need. “We realize that with the rise in food costs,…

Heroes’ Cafe hosting a stand down for women veterans Sept. 15 in Lynnwood

The Heroes’ Cafe is hosting an event Thursday, Sept. 15 for female veterans, put on by Snohomish County’s Homeless Veterans Outreach Committee. Known as a stand down, the event will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 15 at New Life Church, 6519 188th St. S.W., Lynnwood. This is a female-only event, aimed at providing a…

High school football player turning tackles and sacks into support for veterans

Edmonds-Woodway High School senior and defensive linebacker Moses “Mojo” Martin is combining his respect for war veterans and his passion for football into a creative fundraiser aimed at supporting the Hero’s Café program for local veterans. The Heroes’ Cafe provides a place where veterans can share common experiences and open up and get things off their…

Coast Guard veterans honored during Heroes’ Cafe meeting

Veterans  of the U.S. Coast Guard were honored during the monthly Heroes’ Cafe meeting Tuesday at New Life Church in Lynnwood. According to Heroes’ Cafe Director Gary Walderman, veterans are honored monthly — both by their branch of service and the war they fought in. Tuesday’s meeting was the Coast Guard’s turn because this branch…

Heroes’ Cafe receives $10K grant from Lynnwood Elks to help local veterans

Members of the Lynnwood Elks Lodge 2171 delivered some exciting news to attendees at the monthly Heroes Cafe luncheon Tuesday at Lynnwood’s New Life Church: The local Elks Lodge was able to secure a $10,000 Elks National Foundation grant to benefit local veterans. The Heroes’ Cafe is a widespread network aimed at supporting veterans across…

Council recognizes American Legion Post 234 with a 70th anniversary proclamation

The Mountlake Terrace City Council at its Monday night business meeting issued a proclamation acknowledged the 70th anniversary of American Legion Post 234 in Mountlake Terrace. According to the proclamation, the American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities. American Legion Forest Crest…

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…