Letters to the editor, November 5- November 11

The Editor:

Veterans Day is held on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to honor the end of the war to end all wars. It didn’t end war but it is a day to remind us to remember the veterans who have served and still serve the nation.

On November 11, the local veterans groups will gather at the veterans memorial on the 3rd and H Street corner at 11 a.m. to hold a memorial ceremony. Members of VFW Post 9474, American Legion Post 86 and American Legion Post 247 will be in attendance. The community is invited to attend and participate.

Bill Irwin

Blaine

The Editor:

All veterans in Whatcom County are invited to attend Veterans Day events at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1585 located at 625 N. State Street, Bellingham. The three auxiliaries in Whatcom County (Bellingham, Custer and Lynden) are joining hands to make this a very special day. It will begin at 3 p.m. with the presentation of the colors by the honor guard from Lynden, followed by other events. It will conclude at 5 p.m. with Bobby Lee of Bellingham leading a patriotic sing-along. There will be an historical Buddy Poppy display and, of course, free food for all veterans. On this Veterans Day, please join members of the auxiliaries who are proud to honor and thank those who served our great nation.

We would also like to extend this invitation to widows or widowers of our veterans.

If you need more information, please email me at cindymellema@comcast.net or phone 734-5520.

Cindy Mellema

Auxiliary president, VFW Post 1585

The Editor

A big thank you to everyone who donated, collected or helped with the CAP coat drive. Many neighbors were blessed by your generosity.

Thank you also to the folks who donate to the CAP clothing bank throughout the year. It is great to be able to help our neighbors by sharing our unwanted or unneeded clothing resources. We also see it as an opportunity for community-building and recycling at its finest.

If you would like to be part of this good work by volunteering at the clothing bank, please contact us at 360/232-4457 or clothingbank@blainecap.org.

Information about all of the Community Assistance Programs is available at blainecap.org. Thank you.

Dan DeMent

CAP executive director 

Blaine

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