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2021 Veterans Day Proclamation

Published: 11/11/2021

WHEREAS, the contributions and sacrifices of the men and women who served in the Armed Forces have been vital in maintaining our freedoms and way of life; and

WHEREAS, tens of millions of Americans have served in the Armed Forces of the United States during the past century; and

WHEREAS, hundreds of thousands of Americans have given their lives while serving in the Armed Forces… read more

Veterans Day Message - WDVA Director Alfie Alvarado-Ramos

Published: 11/11/2021


VIDEO - 2021 Veterans Day Message - Washington Department of Veterans Affairs

Published: 11/11/2021

VIDEO - 2021 Veterans Day Message - Washington Department of Veterans Affairs



Airman Leadership School Complete Beautification Service Project at Washington Veterans Cemetery

Published: 10/15/2021


Recently, members of Airman Leadership School (ALS) Class 21-H completed a service project at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery.


Nineteen SrA and faculty members spent the afternoon working on cemetery beautification which included cleaning headstones, removing wilted floral arrangements, trimming trees & shrubs, and staining 2 arbors in… read more

Washington Veterans Home Brings Nature Indoors Through Grant

Published: 10/13/2021



Washington Veterans Home, a LeadingAge Washington senior living partner, has found innovative ways to keep their residents connected to nature with the Eldergrow GARDEN grant project.

The Department of Social Health and Services was awarded the grant by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and distributed to LeadingAge Washington partners,… read more

Veterans win big in COVID-19 vaccination lottery

Published: 10/11/2021

Getting their vaccinations at VA helped 11 Veterans in Washington state become winners in the state’s “A Heroes Thanks” [sic] COVID-19 vaccination lottery.

One Veteran was the winner of a $100,000 cash prize. Others won $250 or $100 gift cards in the three lotteries which were held in July and August.

Why the special lottery?

Washington held a state-… read more

UPDATE: WDVA King County Veterans Office located in Belltown Center at 2106 2nd Ave, Seattle, is open for Appointments Only

Published: 10/05/2021

As of October 5, 2021, your Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs King County site is now open for limited walk-ins and appointments; our hours are Monday-Friday 08:00-16:00. Most appointments will still be done by phone, email and Skype.

WDVA King County Veterans Programs
Belltown Center
2106 2nd Ave
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WA Cares Fund - Learn More - Exemption Process

Published: 10/04/2021

September is Suicide Prevention Month - A Message from Counseling & Wellness

Published: 09/30/2021

Hello all,

While National Suicide Prevention Month draws to a close, every month is suicide prevention month at the WDVA. Suicide prevention is one of WDVA’s Counseling and Wellness Programs core initiatives. We are leading in suicide prevention through strategic collaboration with… read more

There's Still Time! WDVA Outstanding Service to Veterans Awards Nominations Open

Published: 09/22/2021

Help Nominate Deserving Individuals and Teams for this year's Washington State Outstanding Award For Service to Veterans

This is an award open to all who serve veterans in Washington State. Nominations may be submitted by any person, organization, or institution.

Nominate Here:

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