Veterans Corner: Congratulations to the All-American VFW Post 6787!

VFW Post 6787 in Carlsborg has been awarded National recognition as an All-American Post!

This prestigious award was earned by the Post by 1) increasing membership and retention of existing members, 2) assisting veterans in our area in numerous ways, 3) supporting our community by donations and projects, and 4) recognizing teachers, students and first responders in the community.

A Post “project” is also required. Their efforts go to the Sequim Veterans Memorial, located in front of the Sequim Museum and Arts Center across from the High School.

This award was given to only nine of more than 120 VFW posts in Washington state and 251 posts worldwide.

Congratulations to Post 6787! For information about VFW Post 6787, contact the commander at sealteam54@q.com.

Vietnam commemoration

The Michael Trebert Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is holding a Vietnam Commemorative event at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Veterans Center, 216 S. Francis St., Port Angeles.

They will be recognizing each Vietnam veteran or surviving spouse with a pin and certificate.

Please contact the chairwoman at paul.ginny.wagner@gmail.com to let her know you are coming and would like to receive a pin.

Donations for The Attic

Sarge’s Veteran Support is seeking donations for their secondhand store, The Attic, located in Forks.

The Attic has recently opened an online Etsy store and is looking for donations of vintage knick knacks, antiques, collectibles, silver, serving pieces and vintage clothing (1960s and older) for resale within their online Etsy store (www.etsy.com/shop/TheAtticInForks).

All donations are tax deductible and pickup is available twice a month in Sequim, and Port Angeles.

Please leave a message at The Attic for pick-up at 360-374-5772.

Help for veterans, families

Please take care of yourselves and check on veterans and their families and see if you can help them out. Remember the Veterans Center at 216 S. Francis St. is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Thursday.

You can get clothes and non-perishable food items through them. They can put you in touch with service officers, the VA, get you assistance through the Clallam County fund, etc.

Call 360-797-1791 or go to the center and knock on the door. Please wear a mask and keep your distance. Do not go if you are sick.

You can email me at cdrlgilchrist@gmail.com if you are not sure where to go or who to ask and I will help you get with the right person/agency.

Lunches from Assured Hospice

Assured Hospice wants to thank you and show their support to all veterans. They are going to have Brown Bag Lunches at the Veterans Center at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Just drive by, pick one up and get a big “thank you” from Assured Hospice.

If you have questions, call 360-582-3796.

Assured Hospice comes to the Voices For Veterans Stand Downs, so we thank them for their support of veterans. Wonderful to work together and make good things happen!

Contributors: American Legion, Paul Renick, grennanalpost62@gmail.com; MOAA and Voices For Veterans, Lorri Gilchrist, cdrlgilchrist@gmail.com; Marine Corps League, Mark Schildknecht, marana-s@outlook.com; Korean War Veterans,Jerry Rettela, eletteor@msn.com; VFW 4760, Steve Henrikson, secretary@vfwpost4760.com ; VFW 6787, Rod Lee, sealteam54@q.com.

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