I hope you attended the Irrigation Festival parade and waved to the veterans. Bill Davis, 94, is the oldest American Legionnaire. Thanks to Paul Gookins for giving him a ride down the route.
We need volunteers on Sunday, May 30, to put flags on graves at Sequim View and Dungeness cemeteries. If you can help, call me at 683-6419.
Local Memorial Day ceremonies will be held May 31, starting at 11 a.m. at Sequim View Cemetery. The VFW chaplain Dale Butler has the lead.
The American Legion will conduct ceremonies at Jamestown, Dungeness and Blue Mountain cemeteries. Chaplain Frank Clatanoff will preside. The VFW will go to Pioneer Park and Gardiner.
Forks held its fourth stand down May 5. Thanks to those who donated clothes, food, personal hygiene items, etc. Port Townsend will hold its on July 28, and Port Angeles' will be in October.
Please donate only things you would wear yourself - coats, hats, gloves, flannel shirts, etc. They also need sleeping bags, camping equipment, tarps and nonperishable food. Call 683-4908 for pick-up.
The local chapter of the Korean War Veterans goes to Victoria, British Columbia, on May 24 to march in the Queen Victoria's Parade. It is a lot of fun marching with the Canadian Korean War Vets from Princess Patricia's Light Infantry Unit No. 27. If interested, contact Jerry Rettela at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the Port Angeles NJROTC. They competed in the Northwest Drill & Rifle Regional Championship in Oak Harbor against 27 other schools. Port Angeles took first place in the Drill Competition, second place in Physical Fitness, and the Air Rifle Team took the silver medal in the USA Washington State Junior Olympics.