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Edmonds Community College Veterans Day Event


Several VFW members, including three of our own, will be featured participants in Edmonds Community College’s Veterans Day Celebration this year. The event will be held on Tuesday, November 10, at 10:30 AM in the college’s Black Box Theater.

Among those speaking at the event will be our Commander, Jim Blossey, and Ron Clyborne, the chair of the community’s Veterans Plaza committee. Post 8870 member Carl Kurfess will lead the attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Honor Guard from Lynnwood VFW Post 1040 will present the colors.

The celebration is for the entire community, not just students, and veterans are especially invited to attend. The college has particularly encouraged VFW members to be there. Please wear your cover.

The Black Box Theater is located near the south side of the campus; parking is available. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion.

Other Veterans Day Observances

NL1115_Veterans_DaySome local communities are observing Veterans Day with parades and other activities to honor veterans. Members may wish to attend one or more of these events and if you do, you are encouraged to wear your cover to “show the flag” for Post 8870. In south Snohomish County, the following are scheduled: (further details may be found on the websites of the respective cities involved). Other events are scheduled around the metro area. See your local paper or “G

Lynnwood – Veterans Day Ceremony

November 11, 2015 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join VFW Post 1040, Mayor Nicola Smith, and the Northwest Junior Pipe Band in honoring the men and women who have served in our armed forces.

Veterans Park is located at 44th Ave W & Veterans Way (194th St SW)

Mill Creek Veterans Day Parade and Activities

The City of Mill Creek will begin the Veterans Day festivities with a gathering at the Veterans Monument at Library Park on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. The event will begin at 9:00 am and will consist of a flag raising ceremony, laying of a wreath at the monument, Chaplain’s prayer and closing with the singing of patriotic songs by the Mill Creek Chorale. (Of which your editor is a member)

I Corps to Salute Korea Vets

I Corps is hosting a Korean War Veterans Salute at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Nov. 13 at 10 am. The event will be open to the public and include interactive displays with service members along with the ceremony.

Bylaws Change Motion

It is moved that the Bylaws of Edmonds Post 8870, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, be amended as follows:

Article III, Meetings
Section 1 Place: The regular meeting place of this Post shall be at the Edmonds American Legion Hall Post 66, 117 6th Ave S, Edmonds WA 98020.
Section 2 Time: The stated meetings of the Post shall be on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, to be called to order at 6:00 PM.

Article VII, Control of Subsidiary Units
Section 4: For the purposes of this Article, the Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Military Order of the Cooties and its Auxiliary are governed by Article XI and XII respectively of the National By-Laws and Manual of Procedure of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and their respective By-Laws, Rules and Regulations.

These By-Laws will be adopted subject to the approval of the Commander-In-Chief and the Commander of the Department of Washington, Veterans of Foreign WArs of the United States on this 10th day of November, 2015, at ta regular meeting of this Post in the City of edmonds and County of Snohomish, State of Washington.

Edmonds 9/11 Memorial Park


Edmonds firefighters dedicated the Edmonds 9/11 Memorial Park on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.

The centerpiece of the memorial is a one-ton steel I-beam recovered from the World Trade Center in New York City — Ground Zero for the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Also included in the structure are new stainless steel and glass structures to honor the nearly 3,000 people killed during the terrorist attack, including 434 firefighters and 60 police officers. The memorial retains the existing Fallen Firefighter Sculpture, honoring local firefighters that have died in the line of duty as well as the Fallen Firefighter Flagpole which flies at half-staff for three days for each firefighter killed in the line of duty across America.

VFW Post 8870 Annual Christmas Party

NL1115_Christmas_PartyThe Post’s Christmas party will be held on Saturday, December 5 at 12:00 Noon, and lunch will be served at 1:00 PM. The annual pot-luck event will be held at the American Legion Hall in Edmonds. The American Legion and VFW Posts will supply turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, wine, beer, soft drinks, and coffee/tea. Families attending are asked to bring a dish that will be shared with others. We need side dishes, salads, rolls/bread, and desserts. Additionally, the “cost of admission” will be non-perishable food item(s) and/or unwrapped toys or new clothing items suitable for teenagers. Food donations will be given to the Edmonds Food Bank and the toys/clothes will be donated to Holly House. Members who plan on attending the party are asked to RSVP with Fred Apgar, providing him with your total number of guests and the pot-luck dish you will provide. You can contact Fred by e-mail (udorn7@gmail.com) or by phone (206-940-7502). Family members and friends are invited to attend the party. We all look forward to the fellowship.


The ever popular Christmas Party Raffle!

Once again, a feature of the Christmas party will be our big raffle, so bring plenty of cash for raffle tickets.

NL1115_Christmas_gift2This year Post 8870’s Auxiliary is supplying some special items for the raffle, (shown at right) including a Seahawks blanket, “A Tower of Goodies”, Tea Basket, and two posters donated bt Mike Reagan.

There will be much more for members and guests to try for. Always a fun part of the event!