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Edmonds ex-Marine will run 160 miles to honor her fallen sister soldiers

Edmonds ex-Marine will run 160 miles to honor her fallen sister soldiers

Wearing a shirt that says “Valor Knows No Gender,” Edmonds resident and retired Marine Major Bridget Guerrero is in the final stages of preparing for a solo 160-mile run through the Puget Sound area, one mile for each of the 160 service women who have lost their lives in the Global War on Terror. The Valor Run was started last year by Guerrero’s friend and classmate, U.S. Navy Ca... »

Edmonds VFW post honors memory of past commander

Edmonds VFW post honors memory of past commander

Thanks to the efforts of Post member Mike Reagan, Edmonds-based VFW Post 8870 honored the memory of Past Commander Dennis Gaasland by presenting a hand-drawn portrait of Dennis to his widow, Helen, and son, Greg. Reagan is the founder of the non-profit Fallen Heroes Project and to date has drawn over 4,000 portraits of men and women who have died while in service to our nation — then present... »

Fundraising effort underway for Edmonds Veterans Plaza

Fundraising effort underway for Edmonds Veterans Plaza

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‘Blue-ribbon fundraising committee’ aims to make Edmonds Veterans Plaza project a reality

‘Blue-ribbon fundraising committee’ aims to make Edmonds Veterans Plaza project a reality

The long-awaited Edmonds Veterans Plaza has moved closer to reality with the announcement of a “blue-ribbon fundraising committee.” The newly announced fundraising group is co-chaired by Mike Echelbarger, a prominent Edmonds real estate developer and Tom Mesaros, a member of the Edmonds City Council and longtime consultant with the Alford Group, which serves not-for-profit corporations... »

Edmonds World War II pilot honored during Memorial Day ceremony

Edmonds World War II pilot honored during Memorial Day ceremony

Just 48 pilots flew the P-39 Airacobra plane that played a a pivotal role in securing victory in the Pacific during World War II. The only surviving pilot from that island-hopping campaign, 96-year–old Edmonds resident Robert “Buck” Weaver, was honored during 33rd annual Edmonds’ Memorial Day Ceremony Monday. Following long-standing tradition, the ceremony was held at the h... »

Reminder: 33rd annual Memorial Day ceremony set for Monday at Edmonds Cemetery

Reminder: 33rd annual Memorial Day ceremony set for Monday at Edmonds Cemetery

The public is invited to attend the 33rd Annual Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 25, at 11 a.m. at the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium, 100th Avenue West and 15th Street, one block north of the Westgate QFC. The event will take place rain or shine and is approximately one hour long. This year is the 70th anniversary of V-J Day, the end of WWII in the Pacific. The observance will fe... »

VFW Post 8870 installs new officers

VFW Post 8870 installs new officers

Edmonds-based VFW Post 8870 on Tuesday installed its newly elected officers, who will assume their year-long terms in June. Members of the Post were installed by District 1 Past Commander Jim Traner, who is also a Past Commander of Post 8870. Jim Blossey was installed as Commander, and will begin his second year in that position. Under Blossey’s leadership, the Post has experienced growth in membe... »

Scene in Edmonds: ‘Operation Fashion Forward’ models hit runway for good cause

Scene in Edmonds: ‘Operation Fashion Forward’ models hit runway for good cause

C’est la Vie and Operation Military Family Cares teamed up Thursday to sponsor the second Annual “Operation Fashion Forward” at the Edmonds Yacht Club. Local military-connected and veteran-connected family members modeled the latest spring fashions from C’est la vie. All proceeds raised from the event will support employment and emergency fund programs that aid veteran families. »

Reminder: Charity fashion show May 14 in honor of National Military Appreciation Month

Reminder: Charity fashion show May 14 in honor of National Military Appreciation Month

Mark your calendars and purchase your tickets. C’est la Vie and Operation Military Family Cares, in honor of National Military Appreciation Month, have teamed up again to sponsor the second Annual “Operation Fashion Forward” on Thursday, May 14 at the Edmonds Yacht Club (326 Admiral Way) from 5-7 p.m. National Military Appreciation Month was designated by the U.S. Congress at the urging of congres... »

The history of May 1 and Loyalty Day

The Snohomish County Council unanimously approved a resolution that proclaimed May 1, 2015 as Loyalty Day in Snohomish County. The resolution was brought to the County Council by Donald Wishmann, who serves as District 1 Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Commander Wishmann was representing the eight Snohomish County VFW Posts. County Council Chairperson Dave Somers led a discussion ... »

Reminder: Your chance to meet Jeff Kemp at OMF Cares Spring Challenge Thursday night

Reminder: Your chance to meet Jeff Kemp at OMF Cares Spring Challenge Thursday night

Edmonds-based Operation Military Family (OMF)-Cares invites the public to its 2015 Spring Challenge Fund Raising Event on April 30 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Edmonds Conference Center, 201 4th Ave. N. Admission is free but seating is limited. Help OMF-Cares achieve its $50,000 Spring Challenge Goal to support the “After The Hug Campaign,” which assists in reducing veteran homelessness, strengthening ... »

Michael Reagan: ‘Going above and beyond for others’

Michael Reagan: ‘Going above and beyond for others’

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Staying on track to help military veterans

Staying on track to help military veterans

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Edmonds artist Michael Reagan receives General Douglas MacArthur Award

Edmonds artist Michael Reagan receives General Douglas MacArthur Award

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Lynnwood Elks to present General MacArthur award to artist Michael Reagan

Lynnwood Elks to present General MacArthur award to artist Michael Reagan

The Lynnwood Elks Lodge #2171 on Saturday will present its General MacArthur Award for service to Edmonds artist Michael Reagan. Reagan has been creating portraits of fallen heroes from around the world and presenting them to their families for many years. Eleven years ago he fully committed himself (and his wife Cheryl) to this honorable endeavor and spends most all his days and evenings fulfilli... »

‘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 ... »

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