American Legion Post 62 will be the lead for Memorial Day services, starting at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 29, at Sequim View Cemetery, 1505 Sequim-Dungeness Way. They will be assisted by VFW Post 4760.
American Legion members will then hold short ceremonies at Jamestown Cemetery (end of Jake Hall Road) at noon, Dungeness Cemetery (2153 Lotzgesell Road) at 12:45 p.m., and Blue Mountain Cemetery (1986 Blue Mountain Road) at 1:30 p.m.
VFW post 4760 will hold a ceremony at Gardiner Cemetery, 137 Gardiner Cemetery Road, at 12:30 p.m. This is where Medal of Honor recipient Marvin Shields is buried. The public is welcome to attend all ceremonies.
Flags will be set out on veterans graves at Sequim View and Dungeness cemeteries at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, and recovered at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 29.
Olympic Peninsula Academy gets flag pole
Michael Trebert Chapter, DAR members are cordially inviting all community members to the Flagpole Dedication Ceremony set for 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, at Olympic Peninsula Academy, 400 N. Second Ave.
There will be a commemoration of the raising of a newly installed flagpole at Olympic Peninsula Academy with a special ceremony, including the unveiling of a flagpole plaque, and the burying of a school and sponsor time capsule.
The chapter and four veteran organizations in Clallam County raised funds for the school flagpole. This is the first school flagpole installation in 25 years on the Olympic Peninsula.
Mick Hersey, a member of the John Paul Jones Washington Society, will be helping on the installation day to make sure the flagpole is installed properly. The Jamestown Excavating team in Sequim will be helping with the heavy work of digging and placing of the flagpole. This project has truly been a community project. The Chapter hopes you will be able to join them for this special school event!
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-582-6820 by May 12.
In the classrooms
This spring, Community Classroom Committee members from the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Michael Trebert Chapter are teaching lessons about the United States flag and hosting an essay contest with the students of Olympic Peninsula Academy on the theme, “What Does the American Flag Mean to Me?” The project is led by Nancy Zimmerman, a U.S. Army veteran and Michael Trebert Chapter member.
Flag Day at the Post
American Legion Post 62, 107 E. Prairie St., will host a Flag Day ceremony at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14. All are welcome to come and observe how to correctly dispose of unserviceable flags.
Assistance for veterans
A counselor from the Seattle Veterans Center will be at the Northwest Veterans Resource Center, 216 S. Francis St., Port Angeles, on the second Wednesday of every month for in person counseling.
Veterans who have deployed to combat or in support of combat or experienced military sexual trauma are eligible. Call Earon Brown at the Seattle Veterans Center to make an appointment to be seen in Port Angeles, at 206-764-5130.
The Veterans Crisis Line is 988 if you need help right now.
Contributors: American Legion, Paul Renick, email@example.com; DAR, MOAA and Voices For Veterans, Lorri Gilchrist, firstname.lastname@example.org; Marine Corps League, Mark Schildknecht, email@example.com; Korean War Veterans, Jerry Rettela, firstname.lastname@example.org; VFW 4760, Steve Henrikson, email@example.com; VFW 6787, Rod Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org.