Post honors Comrade Rodenberger on Veterans Day

What an incredible day — Veterans Day — for Ballard Eagleson VFW Post 3063’s Open House and Flagpole Dedication! Despite stormy beginnings, the weather cleared just in time for a moving plaque unveiling and flagpole dedication in honor of Harold Rodenberger.

Special thanks to State Representative Julia Reed for attending, expressing heartfelt gratitude to our veterans, and sharing her family’s inspiring legacy of service. Also big shout-out to Senator Murray’s staff member, Joe Najmolhoda, for not only reading a letter from the senator but also offering invaluable VA casework expertise.

Emme Seattle brought their A-game with delicious brews, providing the perfect backdrop for meaningful conversations among friends, family, and our community.

The Washington National Guard’s 181 BSB static display captivated everyone, offering a unique glimpse into military life. The soldiers were awesome at engaging passers who were in the neighborhood.

Kids got creative with button-making, and attendees immersed themselves in informative displays, gaining a deeper understanding of our veterans’ experiences.

A heartfelt thank you to Comrade Dave Tyner for sharing a poignant poem, reminding us of the power of words to connect us all.

The media coverage from KOMO and King5 amplified the impact of our event, spreading the spirit of gratitude and celebration for our veterans.

To everyone who joined us, contributed, and participated—THANK YOU! Your presence and support made this day truly special. Let’s continue to honor and appreciate our veterans every day.