Veterans Corner: Vietnam veterans ceremony set for March 29


All Vietnam veterans, surviving spouses and families are invited to the National Vietnam War Veterans Day Ceremony at 2 p.m. Monday, March 29, at the Clallam County Veterans Center, 216 S. Francis St., Port Angeles.

This ceremony is a joint effort of the Michael Trebert Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) and the Clallam County Veterans Association.

The Vietnam Veteran Commemorative Partner Program specifies that a Vietnam Veteran is anyone on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces from Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975 — regardless of location of service.

If you would like to receive a lapel pin during the ceremony please contact Ginny Wagner at 360-582-6820 or

Sarge’s selling bricks

Sarge’s Place has a pathway of bricks to the entry of the building honoring those who served in the military. These bricks are etched with a veteran’s name or a service organization. You can purchase a 4-inches by 8-inches for $50.

There are three lines so you can put name, time served (i.e. WWII, Korea, Vietnam) and service.

Email to if you have questions or email me at and I will email you the form. This is a great gift!

Awards presented

On Feb. 17 at the annual George Washington Tea, the Michael Trebert Chapter NSDAR presented awards to support the three missions of the organization: education, historic preservation and patriotism.

Ivan Cortani was the Very Important Patriot, Megan McCann was the recipient of the NJROTC Bronze Medal, the Sequim Gazette and KSQM 91.5 FM were recognized for education and historic preservation, and the Mt. Pleasant IGA for patriotism (IGS has flown the American Flag correctly since 1959). Congratulations to all!

Clothing closet at veterans’ center

There is a Clothing Closet as part of the Veterans Center at 216 S. Francis St., Port Angeles.

All veterans and their families are welcome to come and pick out needed items. There is also non-perishable food available.

The center is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ask them to let you in. Please wear a mask, do not come if you are sick.

Many thanks to Steph and Lyn from DAR and Voices For Veterans for taking care of the Clothing Closet.

Contributors: American Legion, Paul Renick,; MOAA and Voices For Veterans, Lorri Gilchrist,; Marine Corps League, Mark Schildknecht,; Korean War Veterans, Jerry Rettela,; VFW 4760, Steve Henrikson, ; VFW 6787, Rod Lee,

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