HIPP HIPP HIPP HURRA! Syttende Mai Parade

Comrades, family and friends represented Post 3063 for the first time in many years at Ballard’s annual Syttende Mai parade on May 17. They received a very warm reception from the crowd and some of us had fun waving to family and friend spectators. It was a wonderful community event and we plan on participating again next year.

Day of Service

Thank you to the eight comrades — Wally, Russ, Joe K., Bob L., Harold, Mark, Joe F., and Aly (plus kids) — who came out for our post’s Day of Service May 21. We spruced up the landscaping behind the post, picked up litter around the block, collected Ballard Food Bank donations and passed out Buddy Poppies to passersby. It was a beautiful day for service!

Post 3063 Day of Service

Members of Post 3063 will be join the Inaugural VFW Day of Service by hosting a Ballard Food Bank Drive at the post through May 21, 2022. On May 21, the post volunteers will also pick up litter in the neighborhood, give out buddy poppies and collect donations for the food drive. May 21 is also Seattle’s Day of Service. If you’d like to participate, contact [email protected]

Memorial Stadium Neglect, Future in Question

Comrade Bob Kettle has called attention to the neglect of the World II┬áMemorial Wall at Memorial Stadium on Facebook. The wall includes nearly 750 names of Seattle Public Schools alumni etched in stone to honor those young servicemen who in WWII gave their last full measure of devotion to our country. According to Bob, “Now blighted memorial sits at the site. A rundown parking lot abuts it, with fountains and…