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PROCLAMATION - Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day

Published: 03/05/2020

WHEREAS, the Vietnam War was fought in Vietnam from 1961 to 1975, and involved North Vietnam and the Viet Cong in conflict with United States Armed Forces and South Vietnam; and

WHEREAS, on March 30, 1973, the United States Armed Forces completed the withdrawal of combat troops from Vietnam; and

WHEREAS, the Vietnam War was an extremely divisive issue among the people of the… read more

NEWS RELEASE - VA Farms Veterans Training & Networking Session

Published: 03/03/2020

WHO: American Legion Grant Hodge Post 17, Centralia, WA

Hosting the Veterans Ecological Trades Collective (VETC)

WHAT: A Day of Training and Networking

WHERE: American Legion Grant Hodge Post 17, 111 W Main St, Centralia, WA 98531

WHEN: April 11, 2020 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM

 

(Centralia Washington, April 2020) As part of the Veterans in… read more

NEWS RELEASE - VA Farms Veterans Training & Networking Session

Published: 03/03/2020

VA Farms VETERANS TRAINING AND NETWORKING SESSION

 

WHO: American Legion Grant Hodge Post 17, Centralia, WA

Hosting the Veterans Ecological Trades Collective (VETC)

WHAT: A Day of Training and Networking

WHERE: American Legion Grant Hodge Post 17, 111 W Main St, Centralia, WA 98531

WHEN: April 11, 2020 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM

 

(Centralia… read more

POSTPONED - Spokane County – The State Veterans Cemetery, Medical Lake will hold a Forgotten Heroes interment for unclaimed Veterans, on April 21 at 1pm.

Published: 02/13/2020

Spokane County – The State Veterans Cemetery, Medical Lake will hold a Forgotten Heroes interment for unclaimed Veterans, on April 21 at 1pm.  Media coverage of the event is welcomed.   

WDVA works closely with Veterans service groups, funeral industry partners, public administrators and other concerned citizens to ensure the dignified burial of unclaimed veterans.  Collectively we work… read more

Spokane County – The State Veterans Cemetery, Medical Lake will hold a Forgotten Heroes interment for unclaimed Veterans, on April 21 at 1pm.

Published: 02/13/2020

Spokane County – The State Veterans Cemetery, Medical Lake will hold a Forgotten Heroes interment for unclaimed Veterans, on April 21 at 1pm.  Media coverage of the event is welcomed.   

WDVA works closely with Veterans service groups, funeral industry partners, public administrators and other concerned citizens to ensure the dignified burial of unclaimed veterans.  Collectively we… read more

POW/MIA Flag Display Reminder via Governor Jay Inslee

Published: 02/07/2020

In 2017 the State Legislature passed a bill that became RCW 1.20.017. This measure directs that every state agency, institution of higher education and every county, city, and town shall display the national league of families POW/MIA flag along with the state and national flags on certain days each year.

The purpose of this notification is to inform you of the designated days for 2020… read more

POW/MIA Flag Display Reminder via Governor Jay Inslee

Published: 02/07/2020

POW/MIA FLAG DISPLAY REMINDER via Governor Jay Inslee

In 2017 the State Legislature passed a bill that became RCW 1.20.017. This measure directs that every state agency, institution of higher education and every county, city, and town shall display the national league of families POW/MIA flag along with the state and national flags on certain days each year.

The purpose of this… read more

Construction Closure at Washington Veterans Home Cemetery in Port Orchard Jan 27 - Feb 29.

Published: 01/25/2020

Construction Closure at Washington Veterans Home Cemetery in Port Orchard Jan 27 - Feb 29.

The Cemetery at the Washington Veterans Home will be closed for construction from Monday, January 27th through the end of February.

Several large improvement projects will be completed during this time and both foot and vehicle access will be closed for public and project team safety. … read more

January 25 - Spokane Veteran Stand Down Looks to Connect with Veterans

Published: 01/22/2020

Spokane Veteran Stand Down connects with Veterans

 

Today when the percentage of Veterans among us gets smaller throughout society, some of our Veterans find themselves in need of connection.  That connection can come in many ways.  We as Americans are making an effort to Thank our Veterans for their service to us and our Country and the personal sacrifices that they made on our… read more

Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act claims now being determined

Published: 01/21/2020

Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act claims now being determined

WASHINGTON —  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will begin deciding claims for the  Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 at 12:01 a.m., Philippine Standard Time, Jan. 1, 2020, as the the Philippines is the farthest east VA regional benefits office.

The Act extends the presumption of herbicide… read more