How Issaquah Observes Veterans Day

    Veterans Day

    A time to recognize and celebrate those who have served our country in the armed services. I have found a few local ‘celebrations’ of Veterans Day that I wanted to share.  If you know of more, please add them with a comment below.

    Issaquah Senior Center

    The Issaquah Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3436, led by David Waggoner will host a Veterans Day ceremony at the Issaquah Senior Center on Monday, Nov 12th, at 11am.  There will be a Color Guard and all Veterans in attendance will be recognized.  A panel of Veterans (WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan) will answer the question, ‘What does Veterans Day mean to you?’

    There will be a presentation from the Issaquah Historical Society about Carl Albert Larson, the namesake of our local VFW post. The Veteran of the Year Award will be presented and an Honor Guard will present a 21-Gun Salute outside the Senior Center at Veterans Memorial Field.

    Issaquah Schools

    ISD Schools are closed on Monday. Many are having Veterans Day Assemblies on Friday the 9th.

    At Issaquah High School, students will participate in a program called Cell Phones for Soldiers. Encourage your student to donate any old cell phones and chargers.  In addition you can drop them off at our showroom at 1320 NW Mall Street, A-2, Issaquah. For more information go to

    IHS students will also collaborate to film an all-school video to express their gratitude to Veterans. The video will be available on Friday, Nov 9th to view.  I’ll post a link to it on our Facebook page this weekend so you can see it.

    One Young Man’s Request

    I received this email today from a friend. She was forwarding an email from a young man in our community who wants to do something special for those currently serving our country.

    Dear friends and family-

    As you may or may not know, Veterans Day is a very special holiday in our household as my dad himself was a veteran. He has many times told me how much he loved getting packages and goodies in the mail from his family and even people he did not know. I thought about all the troops overseas currently, and thought that they would enjoy packages as well. So this year, in support of Operation Support our Troops, I am collecting items to send to the troops as I feel that they deserve support as they are the defenders of our country and its freedom and other rights. I did this a few years ago and a lot of people thought it was a good way to get rid of their extra Halloween candy!

    Other things Operation Support Our Troops says that our soldiers enjoy: chewing gum, top ramen, beef jerky, nuts, powder drink mixes, hot chocolate, tuna in a pouch. Thanks for supporting our troops, Jack.

    If you have any donations you’d like Jack to pass on to our troops, we’ll collect them at Issaquah Trophy & Awards.  1320 NW Mall Street,A-2, Issaquah. For more information about Operation Support Our Troops go to

    Happy Veterans Day!

    Blessings, Anne

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