1st Quarter 2022 Newsletter Posted

Ballard Eagleson VFW Post 3063’s 1st Quarter 2022 newsletter is posted here. Highlights include: Commander’s Corner; Quartermaster’s Update; Holidays Celebrated at Post 3063; Post Santa, Ann Leake, Featured in Seattle Times Video; Wreaths Across America 2021; All Three Youth Essay Winners Place at District Level; New Member Spotlight: Mark English and In Memoriam: Harland Goodrich.

All Three Youth Essay Winners Place at District Level

This year we had entries for all three of the youth essay contests. Nina Kieserman, a 15-year-old sophomore at Lincoln High School recited her district-winning Voice of Democracy essay at the Dec. 2 post business meeting (pictured left). Rylan Calica, a 14-year-old eighth grader from Rochester, was our winning Patriot’s Pen entrant. He won for his grade at the district level (center). Leela Baker, an 8-year-old 3rd grader from B.F….

Post Santa, Ann Leake, Featured in Seattle Times Video

If you’ve ever attended a post holiday social, then you’ve met our incredible Santa, Ann Leake. This holiday season Seattle Times reporter Erika Schultz profiled Ann for a video feature. If you’d like to view the video, check it out at https://www.seattletimes.com/video/f1CR1Pr2/second-generation-santa-93-shares-joy-of-the-job/. Be sure to grab a tissue, Ann is a truly an inspiration!

Commander’s Corner (October 2021)

Comrades, I know this must feel a bit like Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day movie but we must keep our collective heads up and continue moving forward. This second dose of Covid-19 masking will pass too. In the meantime, however, we must continue with the masking in accordance with the mandated state requirements. Who knows if this will be short lived or not, but erring on the side of caution, it…

Thoughts on Afghanistan

As we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the news coming out of Afghanistan in recent weeks has been tough to watch, especially for our Afghanistan veterans. Here are some poignant words from our comrade, Robert Kettle: I remember clearly 9/11 and the summer 20 years ago at SIXTH Fleet as we worked through Intelligence reporting and all the chatter about a pending strike.  I remember clearly too the COLE bombing…