Veterans Corner: A busy July for veterans!

The Home Depot’s Veteran Appreciation Day will be from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, July 27, in the parking lot of the Sequim store at 1145 W. Washington St. This is organized by American Legion Post 62 to showcase the various service organizations in the area.

There will be raffle prizes of $150, $100 and $75 and a grand prize, hot dogs and cake and a chance to ask questions and meet fellow veterans. The opening ceremony starts at 10 am. I hope to see you there!

Praise for patriotic the mural

The American Legion Post 62 will host a dedication of the murals on the south and west sides of the post home at 107 E Prairie St. from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. The public is invited.

The Sequim City Band will play, dignitaries have been invited and there will be refreshments following the ceremony.

Take your best shot

The American Legion Turkey Shoot takes place from9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, July 13, at the Peninsula Long Rifles compound at 190 Slab Camp Road. Shooters pay a $10 fee and use their own .22 rifles with open or peep sights. Ammo and targets are provided. The top three shooters win prizes. This event is for veterans only.

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Students earn scholarships

Sequim VFW Post 4760 awarded nine $1,500 scholarships to Sequim High seniors this year. Neil Gamroth presented them at the seniors’ award night on June 5.

Seven scholarships from the Post went to Aiden Baylon, Cayden Beauregard, Felicity Brown, Lucinda Holt, River Jensen, Willow Robert and Emma Sweeney. In addition, two designated donations in memory of past commander Tony Juliano went to Aiden Albers and Ayden Holland.

Congratulations to all and best of luck in your college studies.

Habitat build cuts the ribbon

On May 28, VFW Post 4760 members attended the ribbon cutting for the Habitat for Humanity Veterans Build in Port Angeles. The building permit for the veterans-only fourplex was received that day.

During the week of June 17, ground was broken on the Habitat Clallam veterans only housing project. This will be four-person, two bedroom, one bath, single story, zero-barrier townhomes.

Volunteers will be needed to help with the build at the end of July, first part of August. To sign up and help, visit

This is Habitat Clallam’s first veteran build in Clallam County.

DAV moves its operations

The Chapter 5 Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Service Officers have moved. Starting Wednesday, July 3, DAV is at the Sequim Museum and Arts’ administration building — the small white building behind the museum — at 544 N. Sequim Ave. from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesdays.

They can help you with VA paperwork. No appointment is necessary.

New case manager at Sarge’s

Sarge’s Veteran Support has hired a case manager, Christina Dalton, at Minsky Place. She will be performing outreach connectivity with Clallam and Jefferson County social service agencies, and referring Veterans to Sarge’s Place shelter and our housing programs throughout the region. She can be reached at 360-477-4843, Monday through Friday.

Contributors: American Legion, Carl Bradshaw,; DAR and MOAA, Lorri Gilchrist,; Voices For Veterans, Rita Frangione, Marine Corps League, Mark Schildknecht,; Korean War Veterans, Jerry Rettela,; VFW 4760, Steve Henrikson, ; VFW 6787,, Fleet Reserve, Paul Rogers,