West Seattle Event Calendar

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May
27
Sat
2017
Memorial Day poppy distribution at WS Thriftway
May 27 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

American Legion Post 160 and Auxiliary Unit 160 will distribute Memorial Day Poppies on  Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) located at 4201 SW Morgan St in the Morgan Junction.

The traditional poppy, distributed Memorial Day weekend, signifies “honor the dead and help the living.”

American Legion Post 160 in cooperation with American Legion Auxiliary Unit 160 will be distributing poppies both Friday and Saturday before Memorial Day.

Each year, members of The American Legion family, led by the American Legion Auxiliary, distribute poppies with a request that the person receiving the flower make a donation to support the future of veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families with medical and financial needs.

The poppies distributed Memorial Day weekend are made by hospitalized veterans in V.A. hospitals or nursing homes.

The poppy as the memorial flower for the American war dead is a tradition which began in the years following World War I. Veterans remembered the bright red, wild poppies which grew and bloomed on the battle fields and graves of those men buried in the sacred plots of French soil, which was Flanders’ Field. Soldiers of all nations came to look upon this flower as a living symbol of their dead comrades’ sacrifice and a sign of hope and renewal for those who lived to remember.

When you see someone offering a poppy, know that your donation helps veterans and wearing the poppy shows your support for those veterans.

May
28
Sun
2017
Memorial Day poppy distribution at WS Thriftway
May 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

American Legion Post 160 and Auxiliary Unit 160 will distribute Memorial Day Poppies on  Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) located at 4201 SW Morgan St in the Morgan Junction.

The traditional poppy, distributed Memorial Day weekend, signifies “honor the dead and help the living.”

American Legion Post 160 in cooperation with American Legion Auxiliary Unit 160 will be distributing poppies both Friday and Saturday before Memorial Day.

Each year, members of The American Legion family, led by the American Legion Auxiliary, distribute poppies with a request that the person receiving the flower make a donation to support the future of veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families with medical and financial needs.

The poppies distributed Memorial Day weekend are made by hospitalized veterans in V.A. hospitals or nursing homes.

The poppy as the memorial flower for the American war dead is a tradition which began in the years following World War I. Veterans remembered the bright red, wild poppies which grew and bloomed on the battle fields and graves of those men buried in the sacred plots of French soil, which was Flanders’ Field. Soldiers of all nations came to look upon this flower as a living symbol of their dead comrades’ sacrifice and a sign of hope and renewal for those who lived to remember.

When you see someone offering a poppy, know that your donation helps veterans and wearing the poppy shows your support for those veterans.

May
29
Mon
2017
Memorial Day volunteer opportunity: American flags @ West Seattle Alaska Junction
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Community members of all ages are welcome to join members of the American Legion Post 160 of West Seattle to help decorate the Alaska Junction for Memorial Day.

Help put up American Flags at 9:00 am and / or assist in taking them
down at 5:00 pm in the Alaska Junction, on Monday, May 29. 2017.

Volunteers are requested to meet on the northeast corner of California and Alaska St.

Since 1922 The American Legion Post 160 of West Seattle has served veterans, their families and the community.

The American Legion is the nation’s largest veteran’s wartime service organization. The services provided include help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, financial advice and support for current members of the military.

Annual Memorial Day service & reception
May 29 @ 2:00 pm

Memorial Day, Monday May 29, 2017:  (two locations)

2:00-3:00pm – Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Forest Lawn Cemetery, (6701 30th AVE SW near the flag pole).
3:00-6:00pm –Reception at the American Legion Hall (near Alaska Junction @ 3618 SW Alaska St)

American Legion Post 160 of West Seattle along with community partners, invite you to the Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Forest Lawn Cemetery (WSB sponsor).  Join us as we honor and pay tribute to those servicepersons who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of this nation. All members of the public are welcome to attend. The ceremony is located at 6701 30th Ave SW, near the flag pole.

Following the ceremony, the West Seattle community is invited to attend a reception at the American Legion Hall .

Jul
4
Tue
2017
West Seattle 4th of July Kids’ Parade @ Sunset SW to Hamilton Viewpoint Park
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Start decorating your scooters, strollers, and trikes right now! The West Seattle Kids 4th of July Parade starts at 10:00 am on the corner of 44th and Sunset. Walk the parade route, then enjoy traditional games and treats at Hamilton Viewpoint Park. Concessions will be provided by the Admiral Neighborhood Association.

The parade starts at the intersection of 44th & Sunset (in front of 1137 Sunset Ave SW). The parade is about a ½ mile walk through the neighborhood, crossing California Ave SW, and ending at Hamilton Viewpoint Park. Kids are encouraged to dress up and decorate strollers, scooters, wagons, and bikes. There will be fun old-fashioned games at Hamilton Park (3-legged race, wheelbarrow races, and gunnysack races), weather permitting.

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