Veterans Corner: Sequim VFW Post has new leadership, vision

Sequim VFW Post 4760 has installed new officers. The Post Commander is Bill Barker. They have decided on an ambitious agenda to revitalize the Post and contribute to veterans, their families and the community.

New members are welcome; you have to have served in a foreign war. If you have questions about eligibility, call the office at 683-9546. They have a web page at www.VFWpost4760.com where all events are listed. They also are on Facebook — just search VFW Post 4760.

There is a Veterans Service Officer on site; he can be reached at 504-2622.

Breakfast is served every Sunday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for $5 and Wednesdays are burger and a beverage for $7 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. All are welcome.

They collect old cell phones (for Cell Phones For Soldiers), eyeglasses and retired flags (for proper disposal) in the lobby at 169 E. Washington St.

The dining hall, which seats 150, can be rented for special events: call 683-9123 between 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

The Post asks you to come in for a visit and enjoy the fun, friendship and entertainment as they move forward to reach their goals to give back to deserving veterans.

Women’s health expo

There will be a Women Veterans Health Expo from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, July 28, at the Vern Burton Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. This will be a day of sharing, networking and connections to local resources. Experts in fitness, holistic health and wellness, natural healing, mental and spiritual well-being, continuing education, community clubs and activities and VA benefits will be there.

This event recognizes every woman who served and creates a setting to explore ongoing support, access and opportunity. It’s free admission and easy parking.

Time to Stand Down

Voices For Veterans will be conducting a Veterans Stand Down from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, July 31, at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St. All veterans are welcome to come and get information from the providers. Get your questions answered and share in the camaraderie of being with other veterans.

There will be a hot breakfast and lunch, a clothing room and many service providers: VA, Pro Bono lawyers, health screening, animal companion assistance, housing, Red Cross, Tools for Troops, service officers, etc.

Hope to see you there!

Kudos to veterans

Please check out The Home Depot’s Veterans Appreciation Day on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the parking lot.

Various service organizations will be present and there will be hot dogs and bottled water compliments of The Home Depot and cake compliments of the American Legion.

There will be raffles (buy tickets) for a gas-powered chainsaw, a Handy Mechanics 200-piece tool set with tool box, a propane barbecue grill and a Ryobi tool set with the proceeds going to Sarge’s Place and the Captain Joseph House.

Come on out and talk to fellow vets and find out what their organizations are doing in the community.

Contributors: American Legion, Carl Bradshaw, thbkdragon@yahoo.com; MOAA and DAR, Lorri Gilchrist, cdrlgilchrist@gmail.com; Marine Corps League, Mark Schildknecht, markisin2day@gmail.com ; Korean War Veterans, Jerry Rettela, eletteor@msn.com; Fleet Reserve Association, Marty Arnold, martinarnold2001@yahoo.com; Voices For Veterans, John Brasch, voicesforveterans@yahoo.com; VFW Neil Gamroth, sequimvfwpost4760@gmail.com.

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