The Sequim American Legion has a new flag drop box on the west side of the building at South Sequim Avenue and East Prairie Street. This box is for unserviceable flags.
The flags will be given a proper disposal with honor and respect — many thanks to Ted Bedford who has done this for years.
Please check your flag and make sure it does not have rips or tears and is not faded. If so, it is time to get a new one!
Thank you for showing the proper respect for the symbol of the United States.
The American Legion All Veterans Turkey Shoot takes place on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Peninsula Long Rifles Shooting Range on Slab Camp Road, starting with registration at 10 a.m.
Cost is $15 to shoot .22-caliber open-sight rifles.
The rifles, ammo and targets will be provided. There will be three prizes.
Contact Carl Bradshaw for more information at 683-5915.
They will have the stockings on a tree and for a minimum $1 donation the donor can write a personal note to put into one of the stockings.
They are committed to sending 1,200 stockings this Christmas. All the requests are coming from the troops themselves saying they need support and help with morale.
To get more information, go to the website www.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning veterans about a scam. The scammers will call veterans and say the process of dispensing their prescription medicines has changed and then ask for credit card information so they can send the medicines from the new source.
Dr. Gerald Cross, VA’s Under Secretary for Health, says, “VA simply does not call veterans and ask them to disclose personal financial information over the phone.”
Never give out any financial information over the phone to anyone who calls you.
If you have any questions about the VA or a phone call you have received, call a Veterans Service Officer.
The next Stand Down will be Oct. 4 in Port Angeles at the fairgrounds. I am collecting money, new camping equipment and hygiene items and gently used warm clothing.
Call me at 683-6419 for pick-up.
Krista Chrisman will open with the singing of the national anthem at 1 p.m., followed by the U.S. Army’s 56th Army Band, which will play patriotic music from 1:05-2:30 p.m.
Other guests include the Washington State Patrol, Airlift NW, a U.S. Customs helicopter, a Jefferson County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, Jefferson County Fire Districts 3 & 5, Clallam County Sheriff’s Office, Mason County Sheriff’s Office, a Port Angeles Police K-9 Unit, Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, a King County Sheriff’s helicopter and Clallam County Fire District 3.
Also, USN, USMC Security Forces Bangor, USCG, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Army 4-6th Air Cavalry, FLIR systems, Loomis Armored, Advanced Interactive Systems (AIS) and Olympic National Parks LE.
Also, Washington State Parks LE, Safe Boats International, Washington’s Most Wanted and Security Services NW.
A $10 donation per adult (children free) to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation is requested at the gate.
Call 877-876-4750 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot on the guest list.