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Honoring Our Own: Federal Way's Veteran's Day Observance

Saturday, November 11, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Todd Beamer High School
35999 16th Avenue South, Federal Way, 98003

Veterans, their friends and family, and everyone in the community is invited to celebrate patriotism and show gratitude for the selflessness of military service at Federal Way's annual Veterans Day Observance, "Honoring Our Own," from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, at Todd Beamer High School.

The keynote speaker will be Bill Knudsen. Knudsen lost his birth father in World War II when German guns shot down his plane over France, later inspiring Knudsen to honor other veterans by serving as a director of the Puget Sound Honor Flight. The PSHF funds transportation for our heroes on "One Last Mission," a trip to Washington, DC, so they can visit and reflect at the memorials built in their honor.

We will be joined by members of Federal Way VFW 2886, Todd Beamer Junior ROTC, Federal Way High School Junior ROTC and Boy Scout Troop 307. Also appearing will be the Todd Beamer Wind Ensemble, the Federal Way-based Harmony Kings men's chorus and singer Carol Stanley. Federal Way Councilmember Susan Honda will also be joining us.

"Honoring Our Own" is free. On-site donations will be collected to benefit the William J. Wood Veterans House on Pacific Highway South in Federal Way , and donors are encouraged to donate cleaning supplies, travel-sized hygiene kits, adult-sized clothing, and other necessities.

Sponsored by the Historical Society of Federal Way and the Noon Kiwanis Club of Federal Way

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We can be reached in the following ways for more information:

Email: contactus@federalwayhistory.org
US Mail: P O Box 25430, Federal Way, WA 98093
Street Address: 2645 South 312th Street, Federal Way, WA
Office Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Phone: 253-945-7842




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