The Marine Corps League, Mount Olympus Detachment #897 has an Honor Guard that performs honors at funerals, the last Friday of the month Bell Ringing and other military events. Jay McFarland, an associate member has accepted the offer to become the Detachment Honor Guard bugler. Her husband, Jeff, also an associate member and the Detachment Chaplain, is a member of the Honor Guard.
This is one of many activities with which the detachment is involved: they conduct the Toys For Tots drive, participate in parades, give scholarships, etc. Marines can become members and others interested in supporting the Detachment can be associate members. For more information, contact Mark at email@example.com.
Retiring stars, stripes
Jack Grennan American Legion Post 62 in Sequim will conduct a flag disposal ceremony on Flag Day, June 14 at 2 pm at the Post, 107 E. Prairie St. Please come and see how U.S. flags are properly disposed of once they become unserviceable. You are welcome to bring any retired flags with you.
Save the date
Aug. 11 is Veterans Appreciation Day at The Home Depot in Sequim from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 25 will be the Turkey Shoot at the Peninsula Long Rifle Shooters on Slab Camp Road starting at 10 a.m. I will have more details next month — or call Commander Carl at 360-461-7460.
Lots of VFW activity
Sequim VFW Post 4760 is hosting live bands on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 5-9 p.m. Additionally, on Saturdays they are presenting dinner from 5-7 pm. There is a dart league each Monday from 5-8 p.m., cribbage every Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:30-9 p.m. and a pool League on Tuesday and Thursday.
The Post, at 169 E. Washington St., is also a drop-off site for used cell phones under the Cell Phones for Soldiers project. Donations from purchasing gently used books for $0.25 go to the USO at SeaTac.
Stand Down in PT
Voices For Veterans will be putting on the Port Townsend Stand Down on Monday, July 30 at the Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St., from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. All veterans are welcome to attend.
There will be hot breakfast and lunch, employment services, benefits counseling, legal aid, health screenings, clothing room, etc. Transportation is free on Jefferson Transit; just tell them you are going to the Stand Down.
For more information, call Paul at 360-640-0296, Gary at 360-731-6398 or Jeff at 360-797-1791. See you there!
Contributors: American Legion, Carl Bradshaw, firstname.lastname@example.org; MOAA and DAR, Lorri Gilchrist, email@example.com; Marine Corps League, Mark Schildknecht, firstname.lastname@example.org; Korean War Veterans, Jerry Rettela, email@example.com; Fleet Reserve Association, Marty Arnold, firstname.lastname@example.org; Voices For Veterans, John Brasch, email@example.com; VFW, Art Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org.