Comrade Brunstad’s Puget Sound Honor Flight Recap

By Mike Brunstad WOW! I had an awesome trip on the Puget Sound Honor Flight (PSHF) in late April 2022. The whole trip was amazing, from the time I arrived at SeaTac on April 23 to arriving back at SeaTac the night of April 25. I learned the mission for the Puget Sound Honor Flight is simple: to honor American veterans by inviting veterans to Washington, D.C. for two days…

Memorial Stadium Neglect, Future in Question

Comrade Bob Kettle has called attention to the neglect of the World II Memorial 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…

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….