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Free Chair Massages for Veterans

Oct. 24, 10am - 2pm


Columbia Basin Veterans Coalition
1600 N. 20th Ave., Suite A Basement
Pasco, WA

Tri-Cities Touch - A Professional Massage Group honors our nations local Veterans with an opportunity to experience the benefits of massage therapy with a Free Chair Massage. In conjunction with National Massage Therapy Awareness Week (NMTAW), an ongoing consumer outreach program with American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
Contact: Yvonne at 509-750-0900


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

Lewis County Marine Corps League Fundraiser October 28, 2014
11 am - 8 pm
Burger Claim Restaurant
20320 Old Highway 99 SW
Grand Mound, WA 98579
Anita Williams anitawilliams9133@gmail.com
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


Lacey Veterans Services Office Dedication Octoboer 29, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 pm



Career and Resource Fair for Veterans, National Guard, Reserve and Family Members - Kent

October 29, 2014

10 am - 2 pm

Washington National Guard Readiness Center
24410 Military Rd
Kent WA 98032

Please register:

Rich Garmong
(206) 477-6998
CWU College of Business Career Fair October 31, 2014
10 am - 2 pm
Central Washington University Des Moines
Open only to College of Business majors and alumni
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


UW Bothell Veterans Day Event November 4, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Veterans Open House

Refreshments and Networking following speaker
Dave Hudson mkjhudson@sbcglobal.net
Snohomish County Regional Job and Resource Fair November 5, 2014
10-11 Veteran Preference
11 am - 2 pm - open to public
Armed Forces Reserve Center
13613 40th AVe NE
Marysville WA 98271

For more information contact:
James W. Lapsley, Jr.
Local Veterans Employment Representative
(425) 258-6309 jlapsley@esd.wa.gov

George E. Johnson
Fleet & Family Support Center
Naval Station Everett
(425) 304-3716 george.e.johnson1@navy.mil

Kari Viall
Family Assistance Specialist
Armed Forces Reserve Center—Marysville

Edmonds Community College Veterans Day Event November 5, 2014
11:am - 3:00 pm
Annual Veteran Awareness Event and Resource Fair at EdCC in Brier Hall (student hub).

Also, EdCC Student Government and Service Learning is collaborating by inviting students and the community to make a Veteran Appreciation Card to present to a EdCC student Veteran or a Veteran in the community. This activity will coincide with our event and extend to 1500.
Mark Von Weber m.vonweber@washingtonvetcorps.net
Bates Technical College Veterans Day Event November 6, 2014
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grand Opening of Veterans Center Elmer
Hill e.hill@washingtonvetcorps.net
WSU Vancouver Student Veterans Center Opening November 6, 2014
2:30 pm- 4:00 pm
WSU Vancouver Campus

You are cordially invited to attend the Grand Opening of the student Veterans Center on campus at WSU Vancouver. Join us for a short program followed by refreshments and the opportunity to mix and mingle while checking out the new space!

Questions? Please contact Krista Griffin Veterans Coordinator at 360-546-9570 or krista_griffin@vancouver.wsu.edu.


Korean War Veteran Dinner - Spokane November 6, 2014
5:00 pm

Consul General Moon Duk-ho from the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle is hosting a Ambassador for Peace Medal Dinner for Korean War Veterans at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel
322 N Spokane Falls Court
Spokane WA


To be eligible, veterans must have served during the Korean War from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953. It is also available for the veterans who participated in UN peacekeeping operations until the end of 1955.
Please RSVP by Nov. 1 to 1-800-562-0132 opt 1 or colleen@dva.wa.gov
Full name:
Branch of Service:
Dates served in Korea:

Name of Guest(s) Attending with you:

Lower Columbia College Veterans Day Event November 7th, 2014
8:00 am

Colors ceremony outside the student Center - all invited.

Flag placing around campus prior to Nov. 7.

Ian Meskew imeskew@lowercolumbia.edu & Alyssa Joyner alyssajynr@live.com
Western Washington University Veterans Day Event November 7, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WWU will be hosting an event on campus at the Viking Union, with a reception afterwards.  Michael
Blair mikeblair84@gmail.com
Military Appreciation Day
November 8, 2014
10 am - 4 pm
Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson
19011 E. Cataloo Ave
Spokane WA
PLU Military Appreciation Football game November 8, 2014 Free admission to military members and their families. Timothy
Templin anthiar@hotmail.com
City of Mount Vernon
Veterans Recognition Ceremony

November 8, 2014

10:00 am

Mount Baker Middle School's Cascade Commons/Cafeteria Building 2310 E. Section Street, Mount Vernon, 98274

Richard Sundance 420-4046 or Kirk Duffy 424-1154


West Richland Regional Veterans Day Parade November 8, 2014
9:30 am
Regional Veterans Day Parade
Downtown West Richland
18th Annual
Skagit County Veterans Day Parade
November 8, 2014
Parade on Fairhaven Avenue, Burlington WA

Please visit www.Burlington-Chamber.com
or call 360-757-0994


49th Annual Auburn Veterans Day Parade November 8, 2014
11:00 am
http://www.auburnwa.gov/events 253-931-3043
3rd Annual Oak Harbor Veterans Day Parade November 8, 2014
2:00 pm
Downtown Oak Harbor.  This is a rain or SHINE event so please plan accordingly.  Veterans, Veteran Groups/Organizations are welcome to participate in the parade.  A registration form can be printed from the website www.island.us/veterans

POC:  Terry (360) 672-8339


Evergreen State College Run With a Soldier November 9, 2014
8:15 am - 10:30 pm
5K run and benefit called "Run with a Soldier" which is being put on by USA Track and Field, the Evergreen Rec Center and with support by the Veterans Resource Center. This benefits aims to bring together active duty military members, Veterans and the community through running. The founder of this event, Bryan Hoddle, has spend years working with wounded and disabled soldiers and has seen the healing benefits of running for soldier. Elizabeth
West e.west@washingtonvetcorps.net
Pierce College Puyallup Veterans Day Event November 10 - November 14, 2014
Daily from 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Week long event with information tables, mobile vet center to assist with claims, close out with a JROTC color guard ceremony. Marty
Jonquiere m.jonquiere@washingtonvetcorps.net
Tacoma Community College Veterans Day Event November 10, 2014
8:00 am flag raising
10:00 am - 1:30 am mini-Resource Fair
We are working with the Fresh Start Program on campus. We will be starting the week off by placing American flags around campus, a flag raising ceremony at 0800 and a mini Resource Fair from 10-1:30. We will also be kicking off our Toys for Tots campaign. Jeffrey
Sacherer j.sacherer@washingtonvetcorps.net
Shoreline Community College Veterans day Event November 10, 2014
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Flag Raising Ceremony followed by small reception with the American Legion Miquel
Escalara xxescoxx@live.com
Perry Technical Institute Veterans Day Event November 10, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Veterans Day Assembly
Marine Corps League color guard
Veteran attendees to receive custom Perry challenge coin.
Lee Ellis l.ellis@washingtonvetcorps.net
Saint Martin's University Veterans Day Event November 10, 2014
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
American Legion Band concert next to our new flag pavilion, followed by the university's President introducing our guest speaker (the old President and ex-Lt. Col.).  After he speaks the VFW will be firing a gun volley followed by Taps.  When this is complete there will be an oak tree which will be planted for the first year, each year from now on there will be a new one planted in a row.  We will also be having a luncheon.  This event will be marketed to the public and we have reserved the Marcus Pavilion in the event of rain. Steven
Coolidge Steven.coolidge@stmartin.edu
Evergreen State College Veterans Day Event November 10 and November 11, 2014
12:00 pm - 3 pm
Volunteers will be placing flags to represent each Veteran on campus. Students, staff and faculty will be able to place a flag to honor a Veteran in their life. In addition to the flags, there will be display's on statistics and best practices that will also be placed in the square, to help students and faculty become aware of how many Veterans are on campus. Elizabeth
West e.west@washingtonvetcorps.net
Walla Walla Community College Veterans Day Event November 10, 2014
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Cake ceremony w/ music, a faculty member that is a Vet is reading a poem he wrote and we're providing cards for students to sign that we will be sending to forward deployed troops.

We are also planning to do a school wide email where we highlight a veteran(s) service experience once a day through the month of November.

The WWCC culinary program is providing some tasty looking chow and all the vet student/faculty are invited for lunch.

Robert Dixson robertdixson@gmail.com
WSU Tri-Cities Veterans Day Event November 10, 2014 Flag display on front lawn - one for each veterans student on campus, plus full size service flags. Michael
Tupper m.tupper@washingtonvetcorps.net
Skagit Valley College Veterans Day Event November 10, 2014 SVC's Vet Club is doing a small event/fundraiser to raise awareness throughout the day. Kevin
Lupton vetcorps@skagit.edu
23rd Annual Veterans Ceremony Sponsored by IAWP

Nov. 10

noon - 1pm

War Memorials on State Capitol Campus

Begins at the WWII Memorial then travels to each of the war memorials

Judy Johnson 360-902-9348

Sheila Johnson-Teeter 360-902-9328


Veterans Day

Governor Inslee Proclamation - Veterans History Awareness Month pdf

Governor Inslee Proclamation - Veterans Day pdf

November 11, 2014


Walla Walla Community College Veterans Day Event November 11, 2014 all day 7000 mini flags displayed in front of school. Robert Dixson robertdixson@gmail.com
Pacific Lutheran University Veterans Day Event November 11, 2014
10:55 am
Ceremony honoring veterans and serving members of the armed forces, along with a gallery of PLU student and staff veterans highlighting their service. Timothy
Templin anthiar@hotmail.com
Veterans Day Ceremony - Olympia November 11, 2014
Thurston County Veterans Council
Capitol Rotunda
Olympia WA
Keynote - Lourdes E. Alvarado-Ramos



Veterans Day Service - Tacoma November 11, 2014
11:00 am
Tacoma War Memorial Park
6th Ave and MacArthur St
Tacoma WA
Charlotte Medlock 253-752-7722
65th Annual Veterans Day Service Evergreen Washelli November 11, 2014
11:00 am
flag placement at 7 am, Music at 10:30 am

Service of Remembrance at the 65th Annual Veterans Day service in Veterans Memorial Cemetery located at 11111 Aurora Avenue N., on the grounds of Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park in Seattle.

Brenda Spicer
Cemetery Office Manager
206.362.5200 ext 122| www.washelli.com

Kitsap County Veterans Day Celebration November 11, 2014
Booths open 9:00 am
Program 10:30 am

Kitsap County Veterans Day Event
Kitsap County Fairgrounds Pavilion

Keynote speaker Kimberly Mitchell BIO

Chairman John Gardner 360-692-8994


Sandra Smith 360-876-0255 or 360-271-0614

Bellevue College Veterans Day Event November 11, 2014
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
"Welcome Home" party. The BCAV is hosting a lunch that is open to everyone on campus and we'll have informational tabling at that event.
Hayes r.hayes@washingtonvetcorps.net
Washington Soldiers Home Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2014
2:00 pm

The Washington Soldiers Home
Chilson Hall
Orting WA


Terry Nisbet 360-893-4511


Tacoma Community College Veterans Day Event November 12, 2014
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Workshop for Veterans on Financial Management as it pertains to their education benefits and we have a luncheon scheduled for members of the Veterans Club and Fresh Start highlighted by a returning Veteran from the Middle East as our guest speaker. Jeffrey
Sacherer j.sacherer@washingtonvetcorps.net
WSU Tri-Cities Veterans Day Event November 12, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thank you lunch Michael
Tupper m.tupper@washingtonvetcorps.net
South Puget Sound Community College Veterans Day Event November 12, 2014
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Lunch in Resource Room.

WDVA service officer on hand to answer questions about VA.

Toney c.toney@washingontvetcorps.net
Veterans Hiring Event November 12, 2014
9 am - 3 pm
5717 S. Tyler St
Tacoma WA 98409
Tacoma Community College Veterans Day Event November 13, 2014
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Workshop is scheduled on what services a VSO can provide to our Veterans on campus and possibly a rifle drill demonstration performed by one of our local area High School ROTC programs. Jeffrey
Sacherer j.sacherer@washingtonvetcorps.net
Clover Park Technical College Veterans Day Event November 13, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ceremony to present two presidential awards

Guest speaker is Mayor of Lakewood

Durnen s.durnen@washingtonvetcorps.net
WSU Tri-Cities Veterans Day Event November 13, 2014
handing out "Did you know" flyers about the Veterans Monument Michael
Tupper m.tupper@washingtonvetcorps.net
Pierce County Career Day November 13, 2014 pierce county career day  
Stafford Creek Corrections Center Veterans Day Celebration November 13, 2014
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Veterans Pod Veterans Day Celebration
Veteran Service Manager DOC 360-725-8265
Tacoma Community College Veterans Day Event November 14, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
"50 Years of Music" dance celebrating TCC's 50 year anniversary. Jeffrey
Sacherer j.sacherer@washingtonvetcorps.net
Grays Harbor Stand Down November 17, 2014 South Shore Mall
Mike Harris, VFW Service Officer Post 8956
Veterans Stand Down and Job Fair- Olympia

November 21, 2014
7 am - 11 am Standdown

12 pm - 3:30 pm Job Fair

Olympia National Guard Armory
515 Eastside St SE
Olympia WA

John Moysiuk Thurston/Mason
(360) 704-3614 jmoysiuk@esd.wa.gov



Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 7, 2014


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

To find locations in your State:


Washington State Veterans Cemetery - Medical Lake WA Wreath Sponsorship Form WAWSVC
Washington State Veterans Cemetery - Medical Lake WA
Ceremony Invitation 12:00 pm Dec. 13, 2014

509-928-1189 j.k.durrant@att.net

Washington Veterans Home Cemetery Retsil WAWVHR
Retsil AM MC+ Escort information
Sean Butler 360-792-6941 mad-loxman@comcast.net

Veterans Appreciation Ball , Vancouver, WA February 7, 2015











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