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VFW Post 2713 Holiday Party 12/17/16

Come one, come all and visit with other veterans fire fighters, police officers and their families from our West Seattle community. Fell free to bring or invite any number of guest(s) you wish, the more the merrier! Food and Drink will be provided, doors open at 1400.

Post 2713 Holiday Party

12/17/16 at 1400

3601 SW Alaska St, Seattle WA 98126


Happy Holidays!

In Comradeship,

Warren Sole

Post Commander


Veterans Day Weekend Buddy Poppy locations for Post 2713

Every Veterans Day Weekend, we as a post hand out Buddy Poppies at various locations around West Seattle. Here is our list for the weekend:

  • Thursday Nov.10, 2016: Veterans giving out Buddy Poppies at the Beer Junction from 5-8PM The Beer Junction will donate half the proceedings from the host Company tasting. The host Company providing the tasting is Sound Brewery from Poulsbo.
  • Friday Nov. 11, 2016: Veterans handing out Buddy Poppies at the Admiral Safeway
  • Saturday Nov. 12, 2016: Veterans handing out Buddy Poppies at the Admiral Safeway
  • Sunday Nov. 13, 2016: Veterans handing out Buddy Poppies at the Admiral Safeway

Rep. McDermott’s Veterans Town Hall


I wanted to be sure you knew about the Veterans Town Hall that Congressman Jim McDermott is hosting this Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2016. It will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Seattle, located at 180 Denny Way, and begins at 1:00pm.

This unique event, inspired by renowned author and war reporter Sebastian Junger, is a community forum aiming to establish a greater understanding between local veterans and the communities they served. In the tradition of warrior storytelling, veterans are invited to describe the pride, grief, rage, or quiet appreciation of life that the war bestowed upon them. Each veteran will have up to five minutes to speak about what their service means to them through a story, summary of service, message, letter home, excerpt from a war journal, or even the story behind a photograph. The role of non-veterans will be to attend, to listen, and to learn.

The Congressman would be honored if you would accept his invitation to join us for this special event. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to or call me at 206.553.7170.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, and please help spread the word to veterans and friends in the community. Thank you!


Tobin Williamson
Community Liaison

Office of U.S. Representative Jim McDermott

SUVC Salutes Camaraderie 5k Run/Walk

Seattle University Veterans will  SALUTE our veterans in honor of Veteran’s Day. This event will be to not only honor those who have served in the military, past and present, but to also support the Seattle University Veteran’s Community (SUVC), as well as, the Seattle Stand Down. We want to take this opportunity to introduce SUVC to the Seattle University greater population, while also bringing together all of the active duty, reservists, veterans, ROTC, spouses, and dependents that may be alumni, current students, or staff here on campus.

When: Sunday, November 6, 2016 

Time: 10am—1pm 

Where: Seattle University, Student Center Room 160 

Flag presentation ceremony will be done prior to 5k kickoff. 5k Walk/Run will be done on a course on the SU main campus. No registration required. No official time kept. For more information contact Tom Hove @


*Comrade Linda Fairbank will have a booth at the event if anyone would like to help please contact her.

Understanding Military Sexual Trauma and Supporting Veterans

Understanding Military Sexual Trauma and Supporting Veterans 
Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)
Crisis Clinic
9725 3rd Ave NE #300, Seattle, WA 98115
Seattle, WA 98115

Please join us for a workshop focused on supporting Veterans who may have experienced Military Sexual Trauma (MST).

This MST workshop is highly interactive, and designed for the needs of professionals that support Veterans everyday, either directly or as part of their caseload.

In three short hours we will cover:

Basics of Veteran Culture
Trauma among Veterans
Military Sexual Trauma
& Benefits

Join over 130 other support professionals like yourself, who have attended this great workshop in support of Veterans.

Stay after the workshop to participate in the King County Veterans Consortium, held immediately afterwards!!

Be part of the bigger Veterans Community in the Puget Sound!

This workshop provided free of charge by the King County Veterans & Human Services Levy