Events slated to honor, recognize veterans

Screening spotlights film about Iraq War veterans

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, the Magic of Cinema series screens “Almost Sunrise: Hope Is on the Horizon” in Maier Performance Hall at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. This film chronicles the journey of two Iraq War veterans who embark on a 2,700-mile walk across America as a way to confront their own struggles with depression and draw attention to veteran suicide. This screening is free and open to the public and is part of the day-long observance of Veterans’ Day at the college. For more information, contact Dr. Helen Lovejoy at

Talk focuses on what it means to be an American

U.S. veterans will share how their lives away from home, internationally and within the U.S., shaped their perspective on America and what it means to be an American at the Thursday, Nov. 9, Studium Generale, hosted in Peninsula College’s Little Theater, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. Discussions will focus on influential experiences they had in new cultures and with people different from themselves, and how the impact of living abroad affected them when they returned home. The event begins at 12:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Hayley Anderson at

Honor Shields, a Medal of Honor recipient, in Gardiner

The public is invited to attend an honor ceremony for Petty Officer Marvin G. Shields by his grave at the Gardiner Cemetery at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. NAVFAC Northwest holds this annual ceremony to keep Shields’ legacy alive. This year’s guest speaker is Rear Adm. John Korka, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific commander and the regional engineer for the Pacific Fleet. Shields was wounded and died following a battle at Camp Dong Xoai, Vietnam. He is the only Seabee to have been awarded the Medal of Honor and the first Sailor killed in Vietnam to have been awarded that honor.

Free dinner for veterans set

American Legion Post 62 hosts a free Veteran’s Day Dinner for all veterans and spouses on Saturday, Nov. 11, at ​107 E. Prairie St. Social hour is from 2-3 p.m. with dinner to follow. For more information, contact Carl at or call 360-775-1477.

Turn in American flags for Veterans Day event

The Clallam County Veterans Association is sponsoring the 2017 Veterans Day ceremony at Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. All veteran organizational flags to be displayed at the event need to be delivered to the Clallam County Veterans Center at 216 S. Francis St., Port Angeles, on Friday Nov. 10 between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The organizational flags will be delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard and can be picked up immediately following the ceremony. No flags will be accepted at the gate of the base.

If you are not able to coordinate with this time, contact Tammy Sullenger of the Clallam County Veterans Association for alternate instructions at 360-477-5120.

Fairview Grange hosts potluck for veterans, active service

Fairview Grange, at 161 Lake Farm Road in Port Angeles, is hosting a Veterans Appreciation Potluck at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14. Veterans or active service members are not required to bring any food. Others who are attending are asked to bring a potluck item. There will be a short ceremony and small token of appreciation from the grange. For more information, call 360-461-9008.

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