ROTC Award presentation at UW

Senior Vice Commander Mark English presented the VFW’s ROTC Award to freshman AFROTC UW cadet, Huy Tran, during the University of Washington’s Joint Service Review May 26. Cadet Tran received the award, medal and $100 check for being highly ranked by his peers.

Memorial Day events

Memorial Day weekend was a beautiful and inspiring time for our VFW Day of Service at Golden Gardens Park in Ballard. Through continued service we pay tribute to our fallen friends and ensure that their sacrifices are not forgotten. Thank you to Councilmember Dan Strauss for taking time out of his busy schedule to join us!
Thank you to our post comrades for taking time this Memorial Day to give out Buddy Poppies to local community members. The Buddy Poppy serves as a powerful reminder of the valor and selflessness displayed by our servicemen and servicewomen. Its creation by veterans and its distribution by the VFW represents a collective effort to honor the fallen and support those who have served.
The post auxiliary also hosted its first pancake breakfast fundraiser on Memorial Day Weekend. We look forward to participating in more in the future!

Armed Forces Day Social

May 18 we celebrated Armed Forces Day a couple days early with our community and special guests from the America’s First Corps Band out of JBLM, the Washington National Guard‘s 181st Brigade Support Battalion, A Company (also our post’s Adopted Unit), Rachel Morgan from the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Joanna Bomba from the King County Veterans Program. Today and every day, we honor their immeasurable service on behalf of our grateful Nation.