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Flag Lowering - 12/7/19 - Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Published: 12/06/2019

Flag Lowering - 12/7/19 (Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day)

Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff Saturday, December 7, 2019, for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day was created by Congress in 1994 in honor of those Americans killed or injured as a result of… read more

OPEN BEDS - The Washington Veterans Home in Port Orchard and Washington Soldiers Home in Orting are Now Accepting Applications

Published: 12/06/2019

November 20, 2019

Kitsap & Pierce County: The Washington Veterans Home in Port Orchard and Washington Soldiers Home in Orting are Now Accepting Applications!

To be eligible for admission, applicants must need nursing home care and meet the following criteria:

Served at any time, in any branch of the United States Armed Forces;
Received an honorable discharge;… read more

NEWS RELEASE - Washington Cemeteries to Honor Veterans with “Wreaths Across America”

Published: 12/04/2019

Dec. 4, 2019

Washington Cemeteries to Honor Veterans with “Wreaths Across America”

Olympia – On December 14, volunteer groups will gather at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake, Washington Veterans Home Cemetery in Port Orchard, and Washington Soldiers Home in Orting.  In addition, many other Washington cemeteries will participate in Wreaths Across America by… read more

Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Riverfront to Be Restored

Published: 11/27/2019

MEDIA ADVISORY

November 22, 2019

Media contact: Fianna Dickson, 625.6297, fdickson@spokanecity.org

 

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Riverfront to Be Restored

The project is made possible thanks to contributions from the Spokane Civic Benefit Fund along with… read more

Washington States Outstanding Service to Veterans Awardees honored in Auburn

Published: 11/20/2019

Washington States Outstanding Service to Veterans Awardees honored in Auburn

Six Washington residents and two teams were honored on Saturday, November 9 with Outstanding Service to Veterans Awards for their contributions to Washington State’s veterans and their families during the past year.

The awards, co-sponsored each year by the Governor's Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee… read more

New WDVA Program Addresses Veteran Suicide

Published: 11/11/2019

New WDVA Program Addresses Veteran Suicide

By WDVA Director, Alfie Alvarado-Ramos

Suicide amongst our veterans and service members unfortunately remains high.  Every life matters so losing our brothers and sisters at arms to such an irreversible act is devastating. While we do not know the rate of suicide among family members, we know that the impact of suicide on them is… read more

Seeking veterans who have served in Korea during the Korean War and have not received their Ambassador for Peace Medal yet.

Published: 10/31/2019

Seeking veterans who have served in Korea during the Korean War and have not received their Ambassador for Peace Medal yet.

Are you a Korean War Veteran in Washington State?

Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle seeks Korean War veterans to honor with the Ambassador for Peace Medal.

If you served in the Korean War, you may be eligible for the Ambassador for… read more

Washington State Veterans Day Events & Observances

Published: 10/30/2019

Washington State Veterans Day Events & Observances
Submit your events to GaryL@dva.wa.gov

All events listed on attachment at: https://www.dva.wa.gov/washington-state-veterans-day-events-observances

 

WDVA and VA Puget Sound partner to help Veterans in rural communities

Published: 10/24/2019

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WDVA, VA Puget Sound partner to help Veterans in rural communities

 

SEATTLE – Oct.  24, 2019 – Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs and VA Puget Sound Health Care System today announced its collaborative pilot… read more

PROCLAMATION - Veterans Day 2019

Published: 10/23/2019

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