Lynnwood honors the fallen on Memorial Day

Community members and veterans gathered at Lynnwood’s Veterans Park Monday morning for the city’s annual Memorial Day tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country. In welcoming attendees, Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell stressed that the city would remain “a veteran and service personnel-supported city that honors the service and sacrifice of…

Edmonds College to host 9th annual Memorial Day Ceremony May 26

Edmonds College will host its ninth annual Memorial Day Ceremony both in person and virtually on Thursday, May 26. The public ceremony will start at 2 p.m. at the college’s Black Box Theatre, followed by a parade of veterans to the Boots to Books Monument at 2:45 p.m. “We are very proud to host our…

Lynnwood unveils new veterans sign on 44th Avenue West

Almost 50 Lynnwood residents stood on the sidewalk along busy 44th Avenue West on Monday afternoon to witness the unveiling of a new veterans sign, which stands to let the community know that Lynnwood welcomes veterans and aims to support them in any way possible.   This sign is the first of many that will be…

Reminder: New sign honoring veterans to be unveiled in Lynnwood March 7

Lynnwood’s new sign honoring local veterans will be unveiled in a ceremony on Monday, March 7 at 1 p.m. The sign will be located near the intersection of 200th Street Southwest and 44th Avenue West.  According to city officials, the sign symbolizes that Lynnwood is a veteran-friendly city and honors those who have served. It…

Applications open for VFW Post 8870 Freedom Scholarships

Edmonds-based Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8870 is offering four Freedom Scholarships to graduating high school seniors, with an application deadline of April 15, 2022. Students must reside within the Edmonds or Mukilteo School Districts and have at least one sibling, parent or grandparent who is a U.S. military veteran, Students who reside within…

Public invited to help place wreaths on veterans’ headstones Dec. 18

The Veterans Memorial Wreath Foundation invites the public to be part of a special event honoring veterans on Saturday, Dec. 18. The organization will hold a military ceremony and wreath-placing event at 9 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park at Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery, 11220 Aurora Ave. N. in Seattle. The event is free and will include a…

Veterans remembered in Edmonds ceremony

An estimated 75 U.S. military veterans, friends and supporters turned out Thursday morning under gray skies at the Edmonds Veterans Plaza to salute all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Originally called Armistice Day to honor those who served in the First World War and subsequently renamed Veterans Day in recognition of all…

Lynnwood’s Northwest Veterans Museum open Nov. 11 for Veterans Day

The Northwest Veterans Museum (NWVM) will be open on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Veterans and their families are invited to the museum to be recognized for the service and sacrifices they have made for their country. Admission to the museum is free, but donations are always welcome. The…

Edmonds College to hold virtual Veterans Day celebration Nov. 11

Edmonds College will honor veterans this year with a pre-recorded event that can be enjoyed on YouTube beginning Thursday, Nov. 11. The virtual event was planned in keeping with COVID guidelines to avoid large gatherings. You can view the video here. “We are humbled by the grit and determination of our Veterans Day Planning Committee…

City of Lynnwood to host virtual Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11

The City of Lynnwood will be hosting a virtual Veterans Day ceremony Thursday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city is replacing its annual in-person event with an online experience. You can watch it via Facebook Live at fb.me/e/1nUXNwwCm. The program includes: Assembly Bugle Call – Glenn Ledbetter, U.S. Navy Veteran…

U.S. Rep Larsen to host veterans telephone town hall Thursday  

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen will host a live telephone town hall Thursday, Nov. 4 on issues facing Northwest Washington veterans and their families. Leaders from VA Puget Sound and the Seattle-area VA Office will join Larsen to hear veterans’ concerns and help answer questions about benefits available to veterans and their families. At 5:15 p.m….

Volunteers raising funds for Lynnwood memorial honoring military families

Local volunteers are raising money to construct a monument in Lynnwood’s Veterans Memorial Park that would honor the families of military service members who died. In 2019, Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith announced the city was selected to be the recipient of a Gold Star Families monument that would be installed at Veterans Park, located at…

Heroes’ Cafe, Homage Senior Services host first resource fair for local veterans

In partnership with Homage Senior Services, the Heroes’ Cafe hosted a resource Saturday aimed at helping local veterans access resources like health care, rental assistance and the COVID-19 vaccines. Dozens attended the fair hosted at the Heroes’ Cafe’s new location at New Life Church in Lynnwood. The outside event invited veterans and senior community members…

After more than a year, Hero’s Cafe welcomes veterans to new space

After more than a year since meeting in person, local veterans with Lynnwood’s Hero’s Cafe gathered Tuesday afternoon for food, drinks and camaraderie. More than 100 people filled the parking lot behind New Life Church — meeting each other for the first time since February 2021. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hero’s Cafe would…

VFW Post again modifies Memorial Day poppy drive plans due to COVID-19

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8870 has once again been forced to modify its plans to distribute its “Buddy” Poppies in the community during the Memorial Day weekend. The poppy drive commemorates Memorial Day, our nation’s annual remembrance, which honors the memory of all the men and women who served in the nation’s military…

Edmonds College to host virtual Memorial Day ceremony May 28

Edmonds College will host its eighth annual Memorial Day ceremony — this year virtually with a live YouTube premiere of “Remember. Honor. Reflect.” — at 10 a.m. Friday, May 28, on the Veterans Resource Center web page. “This ceremony reflects the depth and breadth of care for veterans on our campus,” said Chris Szarek, EC…

South County Fire reunites family with Pearl Harbor survivor’s memorabilia

Edmonds resident Kim Sharpe is a Navy veteran, and also works with South County Fire as its veterans outreach coordinator. “So it was just by coincidence (and) good luck,” he said, that the woman who showed up recently at Lynnwood Fire Station 15 with a shadow box of unknown origins happened to encounter him. Fire…