Public invited to sponsor wreaths for Wreaths Across America event in Monroe Dec. 17

For the second year in a row, Monroe-based Ward Roney Jr. VFW Post 7511 and its auxiliary invite the community to usher in the holiday season by remembering the fallen heroes who fought for our freedom. The post is partnering with Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization that coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 3,400…

Operation Military Family receives donation from Comcast during Military Appreciaton Month

In honor of Military Appreciation Month in November, Comcast has again partnered with Edmonds-based Operation Military Family. Comcast has donated $20,000 and 200 laptops — along with a digital skills guide with each laptop —  to support military and veteran families in Washington. Comcast has a long history of supporting military families in communities. Since 2011,…

Veterans remembered in Lynnwood ceremony

Dozens gathered in Lynnwood’s Veterans’ Park Friday morning to celebrate and honor those who served their country. The city’s annual Veterans Day event was an intimate affair attended by approximately 60 people including city leaders, military veterans and their families. This year’s event featured brief remarks from Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell, Lynnwood City Councilmember Shannon…

Lynnwood’s Northwest Veterans Museum to be open on Veterans Day

The Northwest Veterans Museum will be open on Friday, Nov. 11, to celebrate Veterans Day. The museum is an all-volunteer nonprofit corporation dedicated to honoring those that have served in the nation’s military. The museum is located at Lynnwood’s Heritage Park, 19921 Poplar Way, Lynnwood. Veterans Day hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum’s…

Edmonds College to host 10th annual Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 8

Edmonds College will host its 10th annual Veterans Day celebration in person and virtually on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The event starts at 2 p.m. at the college’s Black Box Theatre and is free to the public. Veterans will be honored throughout the celebration, with special recognition given to Native American vets. Phill Allen, a U.S….

Gold Star Families Memorial Monument unveiled in Lynnwood

A monument dedicated to the families of fallen U.S. military members was unveiled Wednesday in Lynnwood’s newly redeveloped Veterans Memorial Park. Hundreds gathered in the park – located at 44th Avenue West and 194th Street Southwest – to witness the unveiling of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument. Gold Star Families are those family members…

VFW Post 8870 announces annual student essay contest

Edmonds-based VFW Post 8870 is again hosting an annual student essay contest, which is open to students residing in the Edmonds and Mukilteo school districts. Students attending private schools or being home-schooled are eligible to enter the contest. The Youth Essay Program is for students in grades 3, 4  and 5. An essay, not to…

Emergency funds available for military, veterans and their families

Edmonds-based Operation Military Family, in partnership with the Bob Woodruff Foundation, is providing emergency funds for food, utility and rental assistance for military, veterans, their families and their caregivers. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis and award amounts will be determined by the need. “We realize that with the rise in food costs,…

Three ways to honor individual veterans in Veterans Park

Construction at Lynnwood’s Veterans Park is still underway and the city is offering three ways for community members to honor both past and present veterans at the new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument. The city is providing two bench programs and one engraving wall program to honor individuals who served. Some of the existing bricks…

Heroes’ Cafe hosting a stand down for women veterans Sept. 15 in Lynnwood

The Heroes’ Cafe is hosting an event Thursday, Sept. 15 for female veterans, put on by Snohomish County’s Homeless Veterans Outreach Committee. Known as a stand down, the event will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 15 at New Life Church, 6519 188th St. S.W., Lynnwood. This is a female-only event, aimed at providing a…

High school football player turning tackles and sacks into support for veterans

Edmonds-Woodway High School senior and defensive linebacker Moses “Mojo” Martin is combining his respect for war veterans and his passion for football into a creative fundraiser aimed at supporting the Hero’s Café program for local veterans. The Heroes’ Cafe provides a place where veterans can share common experiences and open up and get things off their…

Coast Guard veterans honored during Heroes’ Cafe meeting

Veterans  of the U.S. Coast Guard were honored during the monthly Heroes’ Cafe meeting Tuesday at New Life Church in Lynnwood. According to Heroes’ Cafe Director Gary Walderman, veterans are honored monthly — both by their branch of service and the war they fought in. Tuesday’s meeting was the Coast Guard’s turn because this branch…

Heroes’ Cafe receives $10K grant from Lynnwood Elks to help local veterans

Members of the Lynnwood Elks Lodge 2171 delivered some exciting news to attendees at the monthly Heroes Cafe luncheon Tuesday at Lynnwood’s New Life Church: The local Elks Lodge was able to secure a $10,000 Elks National Foundation grant to benefit local veterans. The Heroes’ Cafe is a widespread network aimed at supporting veterans across…

Construction underway for new monument at Lynnwood’s Veterans Park

Construction is underway in Lynnwood’s Veterans Park for Washington State’s fourth Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, which is set to be finished by this November. Along with the new monument, the park itself will be receiving some much-needed improvements to enhance its usability and aesthetics. The monument will honor the families of servicemen and women…

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…