New Member Spotlight: Mark English

This is a recurring column that highlights new post members. What motivated you to join the VFW? I believe very strongly in service to community and service in support of other veterans and their families. The VFW with its focus on serving veterans, communities and military families seemed like a perfect fit for me and I am delighted I have joined. What is your military background? I served for 27…

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!

Wreaths Across America 2021

Today on National Wreaths Across America Day Post 3063 provided an honor guard at the Sons of the American Revolution-sponsored WAA event at Lake View Cemetery. It was a soggy morning but people young and old turned out to honor our fallen veterans. A couple scouts from the post’s sponsored Girl Scout Troop (#46953) participated as well.

Officer Spotlight: Bob Lehman, Post 3063 Surgeon

This is a recurring column that highlights the 2021-2022 post officers. What is your military background?       My military service is backwards to nearly everyone else:  I was in private practice for 22 years, and then joined the Air Force at age 52. Accidentally, I became a flight surgeon, that got me deployed to Iraq, and led to another residency in Aerospace Medicine. Which then led to 3 more deployments:…