Tag Archive: Independence Day

Post 8870 Members: Prepare for Action May – July!

Memorial Day Poppy Distribution

Memorial Day Poppy Distribution

Memorial Day Poppy Distribution May, June and July are busy months for our Post, with Poppy distribution and other Memorial Day observances in May, Flag Day in June and, of course Independence Day, when we participate in the Edmonds Kind of Fourth parade and hold our annual VFW/AL barbecue/picnic. (Followed of course by fireworks int he evening.

If you have yet to sign up for poppy distribution be sure to see Bob Crawford at the Post Meeting this
month and make a commitment to help at one of our locations on one or both days. Friday, May 28 or Sat, May 29.

Memorial Day honoring the fallen

Memorial Day – Honoring the Fallen

There will be a new wrinkle in the event this year, as we will also have raffle tickets available for sale to
support our Veterans Plaza and information on how families can honor individual veterans through the plaza.

Flag Day

Flag Day

Virtually all of the money our Post Relief Committee uses to fund Veteran’s and community causes such as aiding homeless vets, supporting the Washington State Veterans homes, scholarships and other activities comes from our poppy distribution event. The more members we have on hand, the more money we are

Independence Day BBQ & Parade

Independence Day BBQ & Parade

 

4th of July Parade

Believe it or not, the 4th of July is here again. As in the past, we will be forming up at 6th and Main at 1130 hours and stepping off at 1200. For those of you who haven’t attended the parade, if you wish to park anywhere close to the rally point, you’ll need to be there by 1030 at the latest. We will have the American Legion Hall open so you can have a seat there if you arrive early. This year we will have 4 Jeeps (hopefully) and 3 Humvees so there should be room for all those who wish to ride. The route is .9 miles so a lot of us will walk. Unlike prior years, our annual picnic will be the following day, July 5th. We found that it was too difficult to navigate across town when 10,000 people were leaving at the same time. For those of you who haven’t participated in the past, I would urge you to do so, The crowd loves the veterans and we love the crowd. Be sure to bring your cover.