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Veterans Day 2014 8

Every Veterans Day, November 11th, at the Evergreen Washelli Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Seattle, we celebrate our veterans with a formal ceremony. You might remember last year’s photos.

Here are a few from this year, which was not quite as well attended. We should be fighting for space at such events, people! Sure, there was a biting cold slightly offset by a bright midday sun, and the wind threatened to turn the tents into hot air balloons. Consider what these men and women endured in the service of our country, though, and that puts spending an hour honoring them into perspective.

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The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it. -Thucydides

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Today I had the pleasure of hearing Bob Rawe speak about his nonprofit organization called Take a Vet to Lunch, http://www.takeavettolunch.us/. Bob and his wife started this organization in 2008 by inviting a handful of veterans to lunch at his home, and since then that simple act has grown into something much larger.

Take a Vet to Lunch is headquartered in Stanwood, Washington and sponsors banquets that draw people of all ages. The honorees are veterans of various conflicts, but the participants and entertainers are young and old alike. Thsi gives children and teens a chance to learn more about their nation’s history and meet those who helped shape it. These gatherings offer veterans a place to network and share their personal stories, and most importantly, it is an opportunity to show appreciation for their service. (more…)

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