Veterans Corner: Happy Holidays!

Sarge’s Place has opened a used furniture and antiques/collectibles store in Forks called Sarge’s Attic. It is on Facebook under “Sarge’s Attic.” It is located at 260 Sol Duc Way and is open from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. All proceeds go toward serving homeless veterans at Sarge’s Place. You can call 360-374-5772 for information and to arrange for donations.

DAR sets meeting

The Michael Trebert Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the Veterans Center, 216 S. Francis St., Port Angeles. There will be a fundraiser bazaar/bake sale for attendees. All should bring a Christmas memory to share and we will sing carols.

Please contact Regent Janis at or 457-1446 if you have questions.

Holiday dinner for vets set

The fifth-annual Veterans Holiday Dinner will be held at Smuggler’s Landing, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles, on Sunday, Dec. 18. The dinner is free to all veterans. Reservations for the three time slots can be made by calling the Northwest Veterans Resource Center at 797-1791 or

Let them know if you want the 3 p.m., 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. seating. There is room for 75 people at each seating.

Marine Corps League is collecting toys

The last time the Mount Olympus Chapter of the Marine Corps League will collect Toys For Tots at the Sequim Walmart will be Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16-17. If you have not done so already, please consider donating a new toy so all children in Clallam County will have a Merry Christmas. Money donations also are welcome.

Please come see us at the main entrance 9 a.m.-5 pm.

The chapter has been busy with the Honor Guard providing rifle salutes at memorials, the last Friday of the month Bell Ringing, at the Veterans Day observances and celebrating its 241st Birthday! Contact Mark at for more information.

Kudos to group for Retsil donations

Many thanks to Carl and Kathy, Ted and Pam, Jake and Dee for donating gifts for the Retsil Christmas Shop.

I just spent four days at the Veterans Home helping the residents shop for gifts for their families. They also wrote cards. We wrapped and then boxed for shipping. I received many thank-yous from the staff and residents. A lot of work but very rewarding.

Please think of getting some gifts at the after-Christmas sales — jewelry, watches, appliances, games!

I want to wish all my readers a Merry Christmas! In January I will start my 10th year of writing this column. I thank all of you for the support you have given to the veterans and their families here in Clallam County through the years. Please remember a “thank you for your service” is a wonderful gift — and it costs no money! Thank you all. Happy New Year!

Contributors: DAR, Janis Flanagan,; American Legion, Carl Bradshaw,; MOAA, Lorri Gilchrist,; Marine Corps League, Mark Schildknecht,; Korean War Veterans, Jerry Rettela,; Fleet Reserve Association, Marty Arnold,