County events honor our nation’s veterans

Veterans_SG-1Park fees at the three Whatcom County state parks will be waived on November 11. People are free to visit Peace Arch State Park, Birch Bay State Park and Larrabee State Park without the need for a Discover Pass.

Members of VFW Post 9474 and American Legion posts 86 and 247 will hold a Veteran’s memorial service at the Veterans Memorial on the corner of 3rd and H streets. The public is invited to attend and pay their respects. The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11.

On November 11, Aaron Lemperes, a Bellingham dentist with Lemperes Family Dentistry, will provide free dental care to veterans at his office at 3300 Squalicum Parkway. Lemperes is participating in the Veteran’s Smile Day, a promotion in association with the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement and the American Dental Association. Veterans in need of cleanings, x-rays, exams, fillings or just a simple health screening can make an appointment in advance by contacting the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement at 360/788-6594 or

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