I recently was in Washington, D.C., and went to see the World War II Memorial. I would like to remind you that there is an organization called Honor Flight that is dedicated to providing a trip to Washington, D.C., to see/visit the memorial to WW II vets. This includes round-trip airfare, hotel rooms and meals at no cost to the veteran.
In our area, the person to contact is Jim Broe, 206-999-6502, email@example.com. He can tell you how to be a participant, donate, volunte er as a guardian or help see them off or greet them at the airport. There is more information at www.
honorflight.org. To find Jim's group, Freedom Fighters Honor Flight, look under "Programs" and "Local hubs."
Donate to Stand Down
The Voices For Veterans Port Townsend Stand Down will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, July 26, at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St. If you have outdoor gear, monetary donations or questions, call me at 683-6419. The Port Angeles Stand Down will be in October.
For baseball fans - The American Legion World Series will be held in Spokane Aug. 13-17 at Avista Stadium. For more information, visit www.ALBWS2010.com. This will be the last time for the series to be played on the West Coast. The permanent site for the future Senior Division World Series events will be in Shelby, N.C. George Brett, 1999 Baseball Hall of Fame member, will be speaking at the kick-off banquet.
Letters of appreciation
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, the president of the Republic of Korea would like to send letters of appreciation to living Korean War veterans. If you would like to receive a letter, fill out the online application at http://eng.koreanwar60.go.kr/apply.asp.
Donations for Retsil always are welcome - puzzles, paperbacks, magazines, games, funds for special events. Please remember there are women living in the facility. Call me at 683-6419.
Summer is a time for vacations, family events, taking it easy. Please look around you and see if a vet or his or her family is being included, needs some assistance mowing the lawn, maybe could use some fresh vegetables from your garden - and a "Thank you for your service" always is appreciated and brightens our day!!
Contributors: DAR, Regent Kayellen Garrison, firstname.lastname@example.org; American Legion and MOAA, Lorri Gilchrist, email@example.com; VFW Commander, Roger Padie, firstname.lastname@example.org; Marine Corps League, Terry Roth, email@example.com; Korean War Veterans, Jerry Rettela, firstname.lastname@example.org.