Veterans Corner: Used clothing always available for veterans

The Sequim Valley Lions will be providing a spaghetti dinner free to all veterans from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Sequim VFW, 169 E. Washington St. Guests of veterans are welcome and pay $5 for the meal.

If you have questions call the Quartermaster at 360-683-9546. Please come out and enjoy an evening of good food and camaraderie.

Tune in tomorrow!

On Thursday, March 12, there will be a chance to talk to TriWest, VA Office of Rural Health, North Olympic Outpatient Clinic (CBOC in Port Angeles), Veterans Transportation System and VA Puget Sound Health Care System at the Veterans Center, 216 S Francis Street, from noon-2 p.m. The focus is VA Community Care and the Urgent Care Option (Mission Act).

This event is hosted by Vet Connect, Voices For Veterans, Assured Hospice and the Northwest Veterans Resource Center. All veterans, families, providers and caregivers are welcome. Please come by and get information and your questions answered.

Operation with heart

For 10 years Steve Ford has headed Operation Valentine. The Drennan Ford Funeral Home collects all the valentines made by local school children and organizations for veterans. Gerald Rettela, President of the Korean War Veterans, delivered 1800 Valentines to Bremerton Naval Hospital, the Washington State Veterans Home in Port Orchard, American Lake Veterans Hospital, Madigan Hospital at Joint Base Lewis/McChord, the USO at SeaTac and Puget Sound Regional Hospital.

I myself received a valentine and was very touched. To all the school children and organizations who made Valentines: Thank you so much for remembering our service men and women active and retired.

Clothing for vets

The Veterans Center at 216 S. Francis St., Port Angeles, has a clothing room to provide quality used clothing to veterans all year round. The office is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

You are welcome to come and pick out clothes during those times — or to donate gently used clothes. If you would not wear the item, do not donate it. Especially needed are jeans, sweatshirts, coats — durable outdoor wear.

For more information, please call the center at 360-797-1791.

Happy birthday!

American Legion Post 62 will hold their Birthday Dinner on Saturday, March 21, at the Post at 107 E. Prairie St. beginning at 3 p.m. Dinner will be ham, scalloped potatoes and cake! Please come and help us celebrate and learn more about American Legion activities.

Contributors: American Legion, Carl Bradshaw, thbkdragon@yahoo.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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