They give you free training, a background check and a physical. You don’t need a CDL. You get a voucher for lunch.
The van leaves Port Angeles at 5 a.m. and leaves the VA Hospital at 1:30 p.m. Contact Venay Money at 457-5251 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday if you can help.
This transportation is needed by veterans who cannot drive themselves or afford commercial transportation to get to their appointments. You do not have to drive every day — any help at all will be much appreciated.
Our state Legislature is in session and there are several bills affecting veterans and their families that are being considered. You can see these bills at www.leg.wa.gov. Please take a look and let our elected representatives know your position.
One of the bills sponsored by Sen. Jim Hargrove was requested by Jerry Retella of the Korean War Veterans Association. SJM 8005 is requesting that State Route 117 in Clallam County between the junction of U.S. Highway 101 and Marine Drive in Port Angeles be designated as the POW/MIA Memorial Highway to honor the service and sacrifice of all prisoners of war, missing in action and those unaccounted for who served the United States of America.
Please let Sen. Hargrove know you support this bill.
The American Legion is holding its birthday dinner at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the post, 107 E. Prairie St., Sequim.
From March 15-17, 1919, members of the American Expeditionary Force convened in Paris for the first American Legion caucus.
All veterans and their spouses are welcome to attend the dinner. It is free — an Italian dinner and birthday cake! We would love to meet you and let you know who we are and what the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary does and how you can join.
The post also is looking for young men finishing their junior year of high school who are interested in attending Evergreen Boys State. Go to www.EvergreenBoysState.org for information.
Stock those stockings
Operation Holiday Stockings sent out its last packages at the end of January. They are receiving letters from the troops thanking them for the reminder of our support.
Donations of stockings and items for the stockings are accepted all year and can be left at A Dropped Stitch, 170 W. Bell St., Sequim.
Operation Holiday Stockings is very grateful for the support of the local community for the deployed troops. If you want more information or patterns to make stockings, go to the website at www.operationholidaystockings.com.
Plates for vets
Each time you purchase or renew your plates, $28 goes to the Veterans Stewardship Fund managed by the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs and is tax deductible.
This fund keeps the Washington State Veterans Cemetery running and also helps support homeless veteran programs and services.
You can get these plates through your local licensing office. For more information, go to www.dva.wa.gov.
In their honor