The American Legion will be conducting a Flag Day Ceremony at the post at 107 E. Prairie St. at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14. There will be a flag disposal of unserviceable flags. All are welcome.
Please bring old and unserviceable flags for proper disposal. There also is a box on the west side of the post where you can leave old flags at any time.
Take time to look at your flag and see that is in good shape; if not, bring it to the ceremony and then buy a new one.
Sarge’s Place in Forks is expanding. They are setting up a permanent supportive housing project called Camp Sol Duc. They need equipment to maintain the 1.3 acres of land — riding lawn mower, rakes, shovels, weed eater, gutters for the building, patio table and chairs, gas grill and flowers and shrubs.
If you can donate items or money, e-mail Cheri Tinker at firstname.lastname@example.org. They are a 501(c)3, so your donation is tax deductible.
Looking for members I
The Mount Olympus Detachment of the Marine Corps League is looking for a few good men and women! Any former Marines and FMF Corpsmen with an honorable discharge are welcome as regular members. Anyone can be an associate member.
The MCL does Toys For Tots at Christmas, supports the Port Angeles High School’s NJROTC unit, has a rifle team to render honors at military funerals, participates in Veterans Day events, the monthly Bell Ringing, etc.
If you are interested, call Commandant Sid Gerling at 417-3710 or Vice Commandant Guy Iredale at 477-5466.
Looking for new members II
The Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) also is seeking new members. MOAA is a congressionally chartered veterans service organization which advocates for the welfare of the military community as a whole.
MOAA is the nation’s largest and most influential association of military officers, a powerful voice speaking for a strong national defense and representing the interests of military officers and their families at every stage of their careers.
The Olympic Peninsula Chapter was established in 1970. Anyone who has held commissioned officer status in any of the five uniformed armed services, the Public Health Service or NOAA is eligible for membership and surviving spouses are eligible for auxiliary membership. Chapter meetings are bimonthly in Port Angeles or Sequim.
There will be an August picnic in Pioneer Park with food, beverages and entertainment by the Old Sidekicks free to new members.
For information about joining the chapter, contact President Steve Deutermann at 477-2913 or e-mail at email@example.com.
One more thing …
Please put The Home Depot Appreciation Day on Aug. 8 on your calendar. This is the second year for the event. It starts at 10 a.m. There will be free food, service organizations to ask questions of and raffles of great tools!
Proceeds from the raffles go to Sarge’s Place, The Outpost and Captain Joseph House. I hope to see you there!
Contributors: DAR, Joyce Stroeher,firstname.lastname@example.org; American Legion and MOAA, Lorri Gilchrist, email@example.com; Marine Corps League, Sid Gerling, firstname.lastname@example.org; Korean War Veterans, Jerry Rettela, email@example.com; Fleet Reserve Association, Marty Arnold, firstname.lastname@example.org.