Lorri Gilchrist

Veterans Corner: Thanks to veteran supporters

A call went out from the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs for folks to write to the veterans in the five state veterans homes… Continue reading


Veterans Corner: Memorial Day ceremonies are cancelled

The Veterans Center, at 216 S. Francis St. in Port Angeles, has a clothing store for veterans and their families. There are used and new… Continue reading


Veteran’s Corner: Look ahead to Christmas!

The Sequim Valley Lions regretfully have cancelled the Spaghetti Dinner on April 11 that was to be held at the Sequim VFW. Please look forward… Continue reading


Veterans Corner: Used clothing always available for veterans

The Sequim Valley Lions will be providing a spaghetti dinner free to all veterans from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Sequim VFW, 169… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: Help available for those with PTSD

Don’t let the title of the club fool you: The Jefferson County Quilts of Valor will be happy to make a quilt for a veteran… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: Happy New Year!

Carlsborg VFW Post 6787 brought some Christmas cheer to five veteran families. The thank-you stories were heartwarming and gratifying. They also supported the Port Angeles… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: Christmas for children of Clallam County

American Legion Post 62 in Sequim will be hosting a Breakfast With Santa from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 107 E. Prairie St.… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: Veterans helping the community during the holidays

The final Voices For Veterans Stand Down of 2019 was held at the Clallam County Fairgrounds on Oct. 3. Among the volunteers were the Legion… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: A busy fall for veterans

The dedication of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Forks Transit Center. The guest… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: Recognizing Patriot’s Day

Today is National Day of Service and Remembrance, or Patriot’s Day. It is observed in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: See us at the fair!

Carlsborg VFW Post 6787 meets the third Saturday of each month at the Mariner’s Cafe at 11 a.m. The program for the Sept. 21 meeting… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: A busy summer!

American Legion Post 62 will host their Turkey Shoot on Saturday, July 20, at the Peninsula Long Rifles camp on Slab Camp Road. All veterans… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: Flag Day is June 14

The Jack Grennan Post 62 of the American Legion hosts a Flag Day Ceremony at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 14, at the Post, 107… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: Attend a Memorial Day ceremony

There will be a Military Appreciation Day at Costco Wholesale in Sequim on Saturday, May 25, from 8-9:30 a.m. There will be a free continental… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: Marine Corps League to host meet and greet

At 1 p.m. on the last Friday of every month, a Bell Ringing Ceremony to honor veterans who have passed the previous month is held… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: Permanent housing for chronically ill veterans

The Women Veterans Conference and Luncheon has been rescheduled to 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the American Legion Post in Port Townsend, 209… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: Marine Honor Guard is recruiting

I want to thank all who helped our local Coast Guard families and federal employees through the government shut down. What an outpouring of support… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: Focus on women veterans

I began this column Feb. 14, 2007. I have reported on many events, resources and meetings over the years — trying to let you know… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: Veterans invited to annual holiday dinner

Jake Fish, an accredited Veterans Service Officer with the Fleet Reserve Association, has formed a local nonprofit organization called Operation Oliver T. Row, named after… Continue reading

Veterans Corner: Marine Corps League collects Toys For Tots

Marine Corps League collects Toys For Tots