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 are welcome.

Registration starts at 10 a.m. for $10. Weapon will be .22-caliber rifle with iron or peep sights. You are welcome to bring your own rifle. Targets and ammo will be provided.

There will be three cash prizes of $150, $100 and $50, plus a turkey or turkey breasts. At the completion of competition there will be drawings for door prizes — about $500 worth.

For more information, contact Commander Bradshaw at thbk

Appreciation Day

Home Depot Veterans Appreciation Day will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, in the parking lot of the Sequim store, 1145 W. Washington St. The opening ceremony is at 10 a.m. There will be drawings for three gift card prizes.

Money from the drawings go to Sarge’s Place, The Outpost and Captain Joseph House. Come out and talk to fellow veterans, have a hot dog, chips and cake, see the Marine Corps League WWII tank replica and try for a prize.

Seminar set

American Legion Post 62 Service Officers, Discovery Memory Care and Assured Hospice are hosting a Veterans Benefits Seminar from 10 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Aug. 1, at the American Legion Post, 107 E. Prairie St.

There will also be a representative from the Veterans Administration at American Lake present to talk about in-home care and answer questions.

Refreshments are provided and there is no cost. If you are a veteran, a spouse of a veteran, a surviving spouse of a veteran or just a concerned friend, please come and get your questions answered.


Sarge’s Place is humming with activity now that summer is here, including Sarge’s Farmstand, which is selling fresh fruits, vegetables, drinks, etc.

Summer is when the maintenance projects happen, so they are needing money for interior paint, carpet and flooring. If you can help with the purchase of these items please send a check to “Sarge’s Place, 250 Ash Ave, Forks, WA 98331” and put a note: paint, carpet or flooring.

On June 20, I had the honor of being elected to the Board of Directors for Sarge’s Place. I believe in the efforts and mission and want to contribute to the success of the program. There will be several fundraisers in the fall that I will give you details on closer to the event. Thank you for your support.

Stand Down in PT

The Voices For Veterans Homeless Veterans Stand Down will be held at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St., from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Monday, July 29. All veterans are invited to come and get questions answered, have a hot breakfast or lunch, meet fellow veterans and learn more about the services available to you. I hope to see you there!

Caring for the bell

The design for the fence around the Liberty Bell replica at Veterans Park in Port Angeles has been approved and the process is underway to buy materials and get it constructed.

Many thanks to all of you who sent in donations to make this happen since the city had no money to fund it. You are always welcome at the bell ringing the last Friday of every month at 1 p.m. when the names of the military members who have passed the previous month are read and honored.

Contributors: American Legion, Carl Bradshaw,; MOAA, DAR and Voices For Veterans, Lorri Gilchrist,; Marine Corps League, Mark Schildknecht, ; Korean War Veterans, Jerry Rettela,; Fleet Reserve Association, Tom Fenner,

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