Veterans Day Activities

  • Thu Nov 7th, 2019 11:11am
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QVSD Veterans Assembly

The annual QVSD Veterans Day Assembly will take place on Friday, Nov. 8 from 2-3 p.m., in the Spartan gym.

Quileute Veterans Dinner

A dinner to honor Veterans is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m., Akalat Center, La Push.

Forks Bible Church

Veterans Program

All Veterans and the community are invited to the Forks Bible Church, 780 G St., at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10 for a special Veterans program. The event will feature a bagpipe performance.

Forks Elks

Veterans Day Dinner

The Forks Elks Lodge #2524 is honored to invite all military service members to the Veteran’s Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m.

The meal is free to all veterans and currently serving personnel, and $10 for non-military.

Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for your service.

VFW Veterans Day

Ceremony

Celebrate our Veterans on their day — Veterans Day, 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 11, at Forks Transit Center. This is also the location of the newly dedicated Gold Star Families Memorial Monument honoring Gold Star Families who have lost a loved one while serving in the military. As veterans we honor those who gave all, as Americans, we are reminded our freedom is not free. Also at the Transit Center is the Blue Star Marker, honoring all who have served or are currently serving in the armed services of the United States.

For generations, the men and women of America’s Armed Forces have demonstrated their willingness to put country before self. These men and women are patriots who served for the greater good, who don’t seek glory, recognition or personal gain.

It was first called Armistice Day and was first observed on November 11, 1919. Why? On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 World War I ended with an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations. Thus this day was celebrated as Armistice Day, however, in 1954 Congress changed the word “Armistice” to “Veterans” to honor all who served in our military.

The public is invited to attend this brief ceremony, prepared by the Fletcher-Wittenborn Post 9106 VFW, to thank those who served in any of the five military services; Army, Marines, Air Force, Navy or Coast Guard. For questions, call the VFW at 374-5489.

CELEBRATING VETERANS

All veterans and their spouses are invited to the Clallam Bay-Sekiu Lions Den, 90 Bogachiel St., Clallam Bay on Monday, Nov. 11 beginning at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. For more information contact Sandy at 360-963-2264.

Veterans Seahawks Watch Party

The Elks and Olympic Peninsula Sea Hawkers will be co-hosting a Veteran’s Day – Monday Night Football – Seahawks vs 49ers WATCH PARTY in the Elk’s Ball Room. Doors open at 4 p.m.

It is Free! Family Friendly! Potluck! We will be selling Raffle Tickets with 100 percent proceeds going to “Pennies for Quarters”. We have an Autographed Football signed by # 56 Cliff Avril, a Seahawks Flag and other Seahawks prizes as well to Raffle off. There will be some giveaways and also handouts for kiddos. Come join in the fun and help our Veterans at the same time.

For more information or to buy tickets call 360-457-1392. Tickets can also be purchased at the Elks office at 131 E. 1st Street (First & Lincoln), Port Angeles.