Reminder: Larsen to host veterans forum in Lynnwood Oct. 4

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen will host a veterans forum from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 in Lynnwood. The forum will be at the Verdant Health Center, 4710 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood. It’s an opportunity for veterans to receive updates on legislation affecting them and get answers to questions about the Department of Veterans Affairs, health care, job training…

Larsen, DelBene to host Veterans History Project at Everett Library Aug. 19

U.S. Reps. Rick Larsen and Suzan DelBene are encouraging veterans to tell their stories as part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. On Monday, Aug. 19, trained volunteers will interview veterans who served during wartime at the Everett Public Library from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Veteran interviews will be at least 30 minutes long. All veterans interested…

Korean War veterans invited to luncheon to receive Ambassador for Peace Medal

If you served in the Korean War, you may be eligible for the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal. The medal is a commemorative one from the Korean government that honors American service men and women who served in the Korean War. The Ambassador for Peace Medal was first presented to veterans as a special memento…

From USA Today: How to talk to veterans on Memorial Day — and every day

Thanks to Edmonds resident Bob Rinehart for suggesting we share this video from USA Today, as we approach Memorial Day. In this video clip, war reporter Sebastian Junger and Vietnam veteran Karl Marlantes discuss how to talk to soldiers returning from combat. Junger and Marlantes explore the challenges of war and coming home in their…

New veterans resource center now open in Lynnwood

A new Veterans One-Stop Resource Center has opened in Lynnwood to serve veterans and their families. The center will be staffed by local professionals who are available to help with referrals to Veterans Affairs, medical and employment assistance and career transitions. The Veterans One-Stop Resource Center will open every Tuesday and the first Wednesday of…

Local veteran receives Wounded Warrior quilt

A Lynnwood veteran was presented with a Wounded Warrior quilt on Thursday. Veteran Ben Hawkins received the quilt during this week’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1040 Lynnwood meeting. The quilt was sponsored by Charlie LaNasa and made by Cheryl Thomas.

Friday is National POW/MIA Recognition Day

In many communities across the nation, Friday Sept. 18, 2015 will be observed as National POW/MIA Recognition Day, and appropriate ceremonies will be conducted to honor American’s who have returned from their ordeals as Prisoners of War (POWs) and those Americans who are listed as Missing In Action (MIA) and still unaccounted for. Sadly, for…