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‘Cookie Angels’ bake, bag 112 dozen cookies for seniors in need

‘Cookie Angels’ bake, bag 112 dozen cookies for seniors in need

Fourteen “Cookie Angel” volunteers contributed to an annual effort at the home of Edmonds resident Lynn Meyer to bake and donate holiday cookies to Senior Services of Snohomish County. The 112 dozen cookies, which were bagged by volunteers at Meyer’s home on Sunday, Dec. 14, will be delivered through the agency’s Meals on Wheels program to home-bound seniors ages 60 and old... »

Community can benefit from values veterans bring with them, former Navy SEAL tells gala crowd

Community can benefit from values veterans bring with them, former Navy SEAL tells gala crowd

A former Navy SEAL took the stage at the Lynnwood Convention Center Tuesday night and urged the community not to feel sorry for military service members returning from war but rather to embrace the values of “honor, courage and commitment” those veterans bring with them, and can use to transform their communities. “We (military members) understand very deeply what honor and coura... »

Scene in Edmonds: Remembering those who served

Scene in Edmonds: Remembering those who served

You can watch the full video of the Edmonds Veterans Day ceremony on My Edmonds News TV here. It was a crisp fall day as a crowd of more than 75 citizens of all ages gathered at the future Edmonds Veterans Plaza to pause and remember those who served in our country’s armed forces. Master of ceremonies Jim Blossey, Commander of the Edmonds VFW Post 8870, welcomed the crowd and spoke about the... »

Reminder: Edmonds Veterans Day observance starts at 11 a.m. Tuesday

Reminder: Edmonds Veterans Day observance starts at 11 a.m. Tuesday

Edmonds Post 8870 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of America and the City of Edmonds will hold a Veterans Day Observance at the future Edmonds Veterans Plaza in downtown Edmonds, 250 5th Ave. N. (5th and Bell) Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. City and community leaders scheduled to speak  include Edmonds Mayor David Earling, and artist and founder of the Fallen Heroes Project, Michael Reagan. “This is ... »

Congressman Larsen to meet with veterans Monday at Edmonds Community College

Congressman Larsen to meet with veterans Monday at Edmonds Community College

Congressman Rick Larsen will hold a roundtable discussion with veterans on Monday, Nov. 10 at Edmonds Community College. All veterans are welcome to come to learn about Larsen’s work for veterans in Congress and services for veterans available through his office. Larsen also wants to hear people’s thoughts and concerns about veterans’ issues. The meeting will be from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Gateway ... »

Edmonds Veterans Day observance set for Tuesday at site of future Veterans Plaza

Edmonds Veterans Day observance set for Tuesday at site of future Veterans Plaza

Edmonds Post 8870 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of America and the City of Edmonds will hold a Veterans Day Observance at the future Edmonds Veterans Plaza in downtown Edmonds, 250 5th Ave. N. (5th and Bell) Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. City and community leaders scheduled to speak  include Edmonds Mayor David Earling, and artist and founder of the Fallen Heroes Project, Michael Reagan. “This is ... »

Reminder: Three events to honor veterans in Edmonds this week

Reminder: Three events to honor veterans in Edmonds this week

Veterans Day is Tuesday, Nov. 11, and three local events are aimed at showing support and appreciation of those who have served our country: On Monday, Nov. 10, Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) will present “From The Front” at Edmonds Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Host and curator Paul Morgan Stetler will be joined by some of Seattle’s most accomplished actors to read letters written to and fr... »

SCC’s Global Affairs Center hosting Nov. 6 event for military veterans

SCC’s Global Affairs Center hosting Nov. 6 event for military veterans

The Global Affairs Center at Shoreline Community College, directed by Edmonds resident Larry Fuell, is hosting a discussion of military veterans support, including post-traumatic stress treatment, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the college Thursday evening, Nov. 6. Part of the Biotechnology Symposium, the event will include a discussion of medical treatment and other support for soldiers, with · Janet Carbar... »

Experts in helping veterans transition to civilian life featured at Nov. 11 gala

Experts in helping veterans transition to civilian life featured at Nov. 11 gala

Edmonds-based Operation Military Family is publicly launching its non-profit branch, OMF Cares, at a national gala in Lynnwood on Veterans Day, with the goal of helping military veterans transition to civilian life. The event will be at the Lynnwood Convention Center on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 6:30 p.m. “This is going to be a truly inspiring evening and I‘m honored to be a part of it,” says OMF found... »

From VFW Post 8870: The history of 2014 National POW/MIA Recognition Day

From VFW Post 8870: The history of 2014 National POW/MIA Recognition Day

In some communities across the nation, Friday Sept. 19, 2014 will be observed as National POW/MIA Recognition Day, and appropriate ceremonies will be conducted to honor Americans who have returned from their ordeals as Prisoners of War (POWs) and those Americans who are listed as Missing In Action (MIA) and are still unaccounted for. Sadly, for a majority of Americans, the day will pass as just an... »

Edmonds VFW Post announces student essay contest

Edmonds-based VFW Post 8870 has announced the details regarding its annual student essay contest, which is open for students living in the Edmonds and Mukilteo School Districts. Students attending private schools or being home-schooled are eligible to enter the contest. The Youth Essay Program is for students in grades 3, 4 and 5. An essay, not to exceed 250 words, should address the topic “What C... »

Hometown Heroes: A boy lands on Normandy and becomes a man

Hometown Heroes: A boy lands on Normandy and becomes a man

My Edmonds News continues its series, Hometown Heroes, to recognize the courageous contributions made by members of VFW Post 8870. Warren Eddy was the youngest of six children who were raised in a rural part of northern Minnesota. Shortly after he graduated from high school, his family moved to California. Eventually, Warren moved to Washington, D. C. to live with a sister. Soon after his arrival ... »

Edmonds VFW, City partner in design competition for future Veterans Plaza

Edmonds VFW, City partner in design competition for future Veterans Plaza

Watch our interview with Ron Clyborne about the importance of the Edmonds Veterans Plaza on My Edmonds News TV here. Edmonds Post 8870 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of America is partnering with the City of Edmonds to hold an open design competition for the future Edmonds Veterans Plaza in downtown Edmonds. The VFW Plaza Committee decided to conduct an open design competition to promote lo... »

Hometown Heroes: Planes, parachutes and love letters

Hometown Heroes: Planes, parachutes and love letters

My Edmonds News continues its series, Hometown Heroes, to recognize the courageous contributions made by members of VFW Post 8870. Fred Diedrich was born in Idaho but grew up in Coos Bay, Oregon, formerly known as Marshfield. He graduated from high school in 1942. At the time, World War II was raging on many fronts and recruiters from the U.S. Army were seeking candidates to serve in all branches ... »

VFW Post 8870 presents Dexter Miller Freedom Scholarships

VFW Post 8870 presents Dexter Miller Freedom Scholarships

At its July 11 meeting, VFW Post 8870 recognized recipients of the Dexter Miller Freedom Scholarship. In its third year, the scholarship program honors the memory of Edmonds resident Dexter Miller, a veteran of WW II and long-time Post member, who passed away last October. Miller had been instrumental in establishing several youth programs sponsored by the Post. His widow Ruth Miller presented the... »

Hometown Heroes: Pearl Harbor survivor witnessed beginning and end of World War II

Hometown Heroes: Pearl Harbor survivor witnessed beginning and end of World War II

My Edmonds News continues its series, Hometown Heroes, to recognize the courageous contributions made by members of VFW Post 8870. Ervin Schmidt was a 25-year-old barber from Marshfield, Wisconsin when he enlisted in the United State Navy in August of 1940. After completing basic training, Erv was assigned to the battleship USS California and participated in numerous training cruises in the Pacifi... »

Hometown Heroes: Robert ‘Buck’ Weaver, fighter pilot

Hometown Heroes: Robert ‘Buck’ Weaver, fighter pilot

My Edmonds News is proud to introduce a new series, Hometown Heroes, that will recognize the courageous contributions made by members of VFW Post 8870. Buck Weaver as born in 1918 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the fourth child in a family of two brothers and a sister, who spoiled “little Buck” as they grew older. Buck’s father, John P., was a popular dentist in town, with a growing practice. Buck wa... »

‘Fallen Heroes’ artist Michael Reagan speaks at Edmonds Rotary Club

‘Fallen Heroes’ artist Michael Reagan speaks at Edmonds Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Edmonds “Noon Club” was honored to have Edmonds resident Michael Reagan speak at the club’s Tuesday, July 1 meeting. During the meeting, Reagan shared the portrait that he drew of Vincent Santinello, who died in the arms of the then 19-year-old Reagan when the two of them were serving in Vietnam. Santinello’s last words were “I just want to go home.... »

Edmonds VFW Post 8870 announces Freedom Scholarship winners

Edmonds-based VFW Post 8870 has announced the four winners of its Freedom Scholarship program — two from Edmonds-Woodway High School and two from Mariner High School. The scholarships this year were named to honor the memory of Dexter Miller, a veteran of WW II and long-time member of the post, who had been instrumental in establishing several post-sponsored youth programs. The Dexter Miller... »

Edmonds Veterans Plaza unveiled in Memorial Day dedication ceremony

Edmonds Veterans Plaza unveiled in Memorial Day dedication ceremony

A crowd of more than 50 veterans, elected officials and citizens gathered on Memorial Day in the plaza of the Edmonds Public Safety building to dedicate the area to the remembrance of our fallen armed forces members. “Up until now, Edmonds has been one of the few communities without a memorial to our fallen military,” said Ron Clyborne, head of the committee whose 14 months of hard wor... »

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