Lorri Gilchrist

Veterans Corner: Marine Corps League to host meet and greet

At 1 p.m. on the last Friday of every month, a Bell Ringing Ceremony to honor veterans who have passed the previous month is held… Continue reading


Veterans Corner: Permanent housing for chronically ill veterans

The Women Veterans Conference and Luncheon has been rescheduled to 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the American Legion Post in Port Townsend, 209… Continue reading


Veterans Corner: Marine Honor Guard is recruiting

I want to thank all who helped our local Coast Guard families and federal employees through the government shut down. What an outpouring of support… Continue reading


Veterans Corner: Focus on women veterans

I began this column Feb. 14, 2007. I have reported on many events, resources and meetings over the years — trying to let you know… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: Veterans invited to annual holiday dinner

Jake Fish, an accredited Veterans Service Officer with the Fleet Reserve Association, has formed a local nonprofit organization called Operation Oliver T. Row, named after… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: Marine Corps League collects Toys For Tots

Marine Corps League collects Toys For Tots

Veterans Corner: Christmas gifts for Retsil

I know we all complain when Christmas decorations are in the stores before Halloween, but I would like to inform you of a great service… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: Port Angeles Stand Down is Oct. 4

There will be a Veteran’s Benefits Seminar from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the American Legion Hall, 107 E. Prairie St. Veteran… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: August activities for veterans

On Saturday, Aug. 11, The Home Depot in Sequim will hold a Veterans Appreciation Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Many service organizations will have booths… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: Support the Sequim VFW!

VFW Post 4760 will be having dinner and dances every Saturday night at 169 E. Washington St., Sequim. Call 360-681-0434 for more information or email… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: Busy summer for veterans!

The Marine Corps League, Mount Olympus Detachment #897 has an Honor Guard that performs honors at funerals, the last Friday of the month Bell Ringing… Continue reading

All invited to local Memorial Day ceremonies

Jack Grennan Post 62 of the American Legion will hold Memorial Day Ceremonies on Monday, May 28, as follows: Sequim View Cemetery at 11 a.m.,… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: Reasons to join a service organization

I would like to take a few lines to encourage all veterans to consider joining a veterans association — VFW, American Legion, MOAA, Korean War… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: NJROTC drill, rifle competition comes to Port Angeles

The Port Angeles High School NJROTC will host the Northwest Drill and Rifle Division Competition at the school located at 304 E. Park Ave. in… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of you! Many thanks for your support of active duty personnel, veterans and their families during 2017. I will let… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: Holiday dinners, to attend and to support!

The sixth-annual Veterans Holiday Dinner will be at Smugglers Landing, 115 E. Railroad Ave. in Port Angeles on Sunday, Dec. 17. This dinner is free… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: Veterans Day events on tap

A Veterans Day Ceremony will be held Saturday, Nov. 11. at the U.S. Coast Guard Base in Port Angeles. The gates open at 9:30 a.m.… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: Service organizations having interesting programs

The Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America meets the second Sunday of every month at Paradise Restaurant, 703 N. Sequim Ave.… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: Large turnout for Port Townsend Stand Down

The Voices For Veterans Stand Down for homeless veterans in Port Townsend on July 31 saw 217 veterans attending: 20 were female; 24 homeless,­ —… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: American Legion holds Turkey Shoot

American Legion Post 62 will be holding a Turkey Shoot on Saturday, Aug. 26, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Peninsula Long Rifles Shooting Range… Continue reading