Hobucket House, the seven-bedroom group home for permanently disabled homeless veterans, wastransported from Auburn in stick-built modular sections on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 and set in place on the foundation across from Sarge’s Place in Forks on Feb. 2.
Hobucket House will need kitchen, laundry room, bathroom, bedroom, dining room, computer room and living room furniture and supplies. Please visit their Amazon wish list at a.co/2C4s1uh to pick out items to donate.
Thank you for your support of this effort. The sooner it is furnished the sooner the veterans can move in!
MOAA gets grant
The Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America applied for and received a Community Outreach grant from MOAA National of $5,000 to provide a computer and printer and iPads to the house manager and residents of Hobucket House. The iPads will be used for telehealth appointments, contact with family and to be connected to VA services. A computer and printer was also purchased for the house manager and computer room at Sarge’s Place.
Ceremony to honor Vietnam veterans
Michael Trebert Chapter NSDAR along with the Northwest Veterans Resource Center, will host a National Vietnam War Veterans pin ceremony at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, at the Veterans Center, 216 S. Francis St., Port Angeles. If you would like to receive a pin, please contact Candy Gammel at email@example.com.
Wreaths event going peninsula-wide
Michael Trebert Chapter NSDAR is expanding Wreaths Across America to cemeteries in Forks and Port Angeles in this third year of placing Veterans Wreaths on graves of veterans in Clallam County. This will mean about 3,000 wreaths will be needed for the ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 17.
The theme for this year’s ceremony is “Find a Way to Serve” — how every person can play a part in their community and no act of service is too small. Learn more at wreathsacrossamerica.org/WA0153.
If you have questions or would like to volunteer, email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The wreaths from 2021 were completely recycled by Lazy J Tree Farm & Recycling.
Junior Americans to meet
The Junior American Citizen Club meets at 4 pm. on Monday, Feb. 21 — President’s Day — at the American Legion Hall, 107 E. Prairie St. This program is sponsored by the Michael Trebert Chapter NSDAR and supported by Jack Grennan Post 62 of the American Legion. Legionnaires will talk about proper flag etiquette and demonstrate flag folding.
The program for March 7 will be Col. Joey Lazzaro (U.S. Air Force, ret.), who will talk about serving in NASA’s Mission Control for the Apollo 7 flight. Children ages 4-18 are welcome.
The purpose of the group is to teach civics, patriotism, American History, what it means to be a good citizen, love of country and to build future leaders of America.
For more information, please contact Judy at MTC1918JAC@gmail.com.
Carlsborg VFW Post 6787 meets at 11 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at Mariner Café, 609 W. Washington St., Sequim.
This is a Veteran Service Organization, supporting our veteran community as well as recognizing and supporting the rest of the community.
Post members are looking forward to being back out at the Sequim Irrigation Festival parade, Lavender Festival and many other community events.
The Post will be selling military hats at Safeway, QFC, Walmart, Sunny Farms and the Long House. They are an active Post and are always looking for new members. Please stop by the hat sales or come to a meeting and see who they are.
Contact Commander Rod at email@example.com if you have questions.
Join the American Legion post
The American Legion, Post 62 in Sequim would like to invite any veteran or military service member who served honorably on active duty since Dec. 7, 1941, to join the American Legion.
By joining the Legion, you are helping to support all U.S. veterans. If you need help or information on filing a VA claim for pension, aid and attendance, or service connected disability contact Post 62.
For more information please contact Post 62 Commander Paul Renick by calling 360-461-7974 or by email at the address below.
Contributors: American Legion, Paul Renick, firstname.lastname@example.org; MOAA and Voices For Veterans, Lorri Gilchrist, email@example.com; Marine Corps League, Mark Schildknecht, firstname.lastname@example.org; Korean War Veterans, Jerry Rettela, email@example.com; VFW 4760, Steve Henrikson, firstname.lastname@example.org ; VFW 6787, Rod Lee, email@example.com.