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POW/MIA Recognition Day

Official DOD Poster

Governor's Proclamation pdf

September 19, 2014

Washington State POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony


September 19, 2014
9:45 Motorcade
10:00 am Ceremony

Washington State POW/MIA Monument
Capitol Campus
Olympia WA


POC: CPT Joseph Siemandel WAARNG
253-512-8989 or joseph.f.siemandel.mil@mail.mil
POW/MIA Repository Program at Seatac September 19, 2014
3:00 pm

Washington Memorial Park Cemetery
16445 International Boulevard
Seatac, WA

The POW/MIA Repository is opened once a year for the public to put broken bracelets, or to place bracelets of POW's who have been returned home.

Darrell Pilat spilat@q.com or 253-813-8441
Inland Northwest Hiring Heroes Fair September 19, 2014
10 am - 3 pm
Spokane Fair and Expo Center
404 N Havana St
Spokane, WA


For employers in attendance, check here:


Faces of Agent Orange Town Hall


September 19, 2014
1 pm - 4 pm
St. Luke's Community Health Education Center
3333 Squalicum Parkway
Bellingham WA
Hosted by Whatcom County Chapter 165 of the Vietnam Veterans of America

Bill Bowen 360-815-6721 billb@newobgroup.com

Information FLYER


Colville Stand Down September 20-21, 2014 Stevens County Fairgrounds 509-675-2999
Women Veterans Summit September 20, 2014
Check-in 7 am - 8:30 am. Summit begins at 8:30 am

Women Veterans Summit
"Dare to Dream - A Celebration of the Warrior Within"
Spokane Convention Center
334 West Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane WA 99201


Save the Date Flyer

Contact: Jurene Mason about Sponsorship and Exhibitor information: 509-768-5130 nwveteranresources@gmail.com

Barb Logan barb@dva.wa.gov or 360-725-2227

Register: https://www.regonline.com/register/checkin.aspx?EventId=1529730&MethodId=0&EventSessionId=&startnewreg=1

Veterans Job Fair - Bremerton September 20, 2014
10 am - 2 pm

Department of the Navy
Veterans Job Fair
Jackson Park Community Center
90 Olding Rd
Bremerton WA



Provider Fair Port Angeles September 23, 2014
10 am - 3 pm
Clallam County Veteran Center
216 S Francis St
Port Angeles



Wenatchee Stand Down September 26-27, 2014 National Guard Armory 509-888-7310
Honoring Korean War Veterans and POW/MIA September 27, 2014
200 pm

Veterans Memorial Museum
100 SW Veterans Way

Chehalis WA

Biz Fair 2014

September 27, 2014

8:00 am - 3:30 pm


Washington Small Business Fair
Renton Technical College
3000 NE 4th St
Renton WA 98056

One day, one place - learn how to form and run a small business. Connect with government agencies and business organizations to get the information you need.  Attend seminars that cover topics for all stages of business ownership. Visit www.bizfair.org and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bizfair 

2014 Time of Remembrance September 27 and 28th, 2014

September 27th and 28th 2014, a statewide event is being planned to honor the families and comrades of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Hawaii and Alaska's Fallen during this Global War on Terrorism. This tribute, being held in the cities of Pasco, Richland, Kennewick and West Richland, Washington, honor those who have died for their country and the families left behind. The 2014 "Time of Remembrance" committee, is leading this effort.

Saturday, September 27th the families and fellow comrades of the fallen will have the opportunity to privately meet for a time of sharing, and will attend break-out sessions which will provide information to assist in the process of coping with their loss and sacrifice. A Candlelight Vigil will take place at Columbia Park at the Veteran's Memorial in Kennewick. The public is invited to join the families at the beautiful Candlelight Ceremony next to the Columbia River. The Vigil will start at 7:30 pm.

Sunday, September 28th, there will be an official State Recognition Ceremony hosted by the City of West Richland at Flat Top Park. Our goal is to have each of our heroes memory represented. This will be the seventh year for the families of Washington brought together for a time of comfort and healing. We encourage all citizens to attend this important event as we give back to those who have given their all. Please help us welcome the Families of the Fallen from the States of Oregon, Idaho, Hawaii and Alaska for the first time. The Memorial Ceremony will begin at 11:00 am.

wa.remembrance@gmail.com or (509) 750-5687
Veteran Service Officer Training and Information Session Sept. 29, 2014
8:30 am - 4 pm

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Pension Center are partnering to conduct a one-day training and information session for Veteran Service Officers in Washington State. This event will be held on Monday September 29th and will be hosted by AMVETS Alvah R. Davis Post 1 in Tacoma.

You may register for this event online at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/washington-state-veteran-service-officer-training-information-session-tickets-12376192525.

There is no cost to attend this event but the Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs will not be providing reimbursement for travel, lodging or meals. This is a lunch on your own event so please plan accordingly.


Port Angeles Stand Down October 2, 2014
9 am - 3 pm

For information & Transportation call:

Tammy 360-417-2383
Paul 360-640-0296
VFW 360-302-1285

WA Veterans Free Will Clinic
October 4, 2014

Gonzaga University School of Law
721 N. Cincinnati St
Spokane WA 99202

By Appointment Only:



Kitsap Area Veteran Alliance Stand Down

October 4, 2014

9 am - 2 pm

Bremerton Sheridan Park Community Center
680 Lebo Blvd.
East Bremerton
donuts and coffee beginning at 9 am
Hot meals from 11am-1:30 pm



ID required for entry

Bring several copies of your DD214 or discharge papers for faster service.

50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War and Massing of the Colors October 9, 2014
1-5 pm

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Salutes Vietnam-era Veterans
Watkins Field and Massing of the Colors

Vietnam and Vietnam-era Veterans register here:


For more information call
593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command at
253-967-5171 or 253-967-3570


Massing of the Colors Signup Form

Veterans Service Provider Networking Meeting October 15, 2104
10 am - noon
William C. Warren Building
Veterans Memorial Park
405 E St
Auburn WA 98002

Great for King and Pierce advocates and veterans service providers.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided
Contact: Tito Alfredo Medina 206.802.5578 
Tito Alfredo Medina
Walla Walla Stand Down October 16, 2014

National Guard Armory

More info to come

WA Veterans Free Will Clinic

October 18, 2014

9 am - 5 pm

Rally Point 6
9881 Bridgeport Way SW
Lakewood WA 98499

By Appointment Only:



WA Veterans Free Will Clinic
October 18, 2014

University of Washington School of Law
4293 Memorial Way NE
Seattle WA 98195

By Appointment Only:



Duwamish River Alive October 18, 2014
10 am - 2 pm

Duwamish Alive Day of Volunteering
No experience needed
All tools, instructions and snacks provided

Restore Our River

Life Transition Summit - JBLM Oct. 21-23, 2014 For registration questions, please contact us at hiringourheroes@uschamber.com or call 202-463-5807.


VAAC Oct. 23, 2014

Okanogan County


for additional information contact lisan@dva.wa.gov
WA Veterans Free Will Clinic
October 25, 2014

Wenatchee Valley College
1300 5th St
Wenatchee WA 98801

By Appointment Only:



WA Veterans Free Will Clinic
October 25, 2014

Columbia Basin College
2600 N 20th Ave
Pasco WA 99301

By Appointment Only:



Yakima Stand Down October 25, 2014
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
State Fair Park
Modern Living Building
1301 S Fair Ave
Yakima WA 98901

Need more information or transportation call:
David Brown at (509) 574-1537 or Dave Purcell at (509) 307-1889
website at www.yakimacounty.us/veterans FLYER

Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/YakimaValleyVeteransCoalition

2014 National Disability Employment Awareness Resource Fair and Conference October 28, 2014
9 am - 2 pm

Seattle VAMC

Building 1 rooms 1/240 & 236B

Michael Donofree 206-277-3075


Lewis County Veterans Resource Fair November 1, 2014
10 am - 1 pm
Lewis County Veteran Memorial Museum
100 SW Veterans Way
Chehalis WA 98532

360-740-1417 or


49th Annual Auburn Veterans Day Parade November 8, 2014
11:00 am
http://www.auburnwa.gov/events 253-931-3043

Veterans Day

November 11, 2014

Veterans Day Ceremony - Olympia November 11, 2014
Thurston County Veterans Council
Capitol Rotunda
Olympia WA
Keynote - Lourdes E. Alvarado-Ramos



Veterans Hiring Event November 12, 2014
9 am - 3 pm
5717 S. Tyler St
Tacoma WA 98409
Pierce County Career Day November 13, 2014 pierce county career day  
Grays Harbor Stand Down November 17, 2014 South Shore Mall
Mike Harris, VFW Service Officer Post 8956
2015 Strategic Planning Meeting
December 11, 2014 WDVA
1102 Quince St. SE, Olympia, WA
For additional information contact lisan@dva.wa.gov
4th Annual Seattle StandDown

December 11 8 am - 4 pm and

December 12, 2014 8 am - 2 pm

Mitchell Activity Center
Seattle Central College
1718 Broadway
Seattle WA

General Public Flyer

Women Veteran Flyer


2014 Wreaths Across America December 13, 2014

Wreaths Across America

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