A Very Kirkland 4th

Independence Day 2020… the first Fourth of July in my lifetime without parades and fireworks and the usual community mingling. So imagine my delight when I learned of Lakeview of Kirkland’s drive-thru parade for their residents and seven veterans! Lakeview is a senior living facility south of downtown Kirkland, Washington. Among their seven veterans are […]

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Veterans Day Seattle 2017

This morning in Seattle Evergreen Washelli hosted its fabulous annual tribute to veterans. It is quite a sight to see flags all over the cemetery, color guards, and veterans of all wars. When they asked any World War II veterans to stand or wave to be recognized, two stood up. Perhaps there were more, but each […]

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A Very Bothell Fourth

Shh. Don’t tell anyone. We haven’t gotten any meaningful amount of rain in Seattle for at least a couple of months and have been stricken by a heat wave. It’s supposed to be nearly 100 tomorrow and will climb over 90 today. We want out-of-staters to believe that it rains all the time here so […]

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Stolen Valor

Glowing with delight and giddy over this new relationship forged in the electronic glow of an online game, she told me proudly, “he was a Navy SEAL.” Immediately my internal fraud detector went on red alert and I watched him even more intently. Nope. Did not compute. I introduced myself and offered a firm handshake […]

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Auburn Veterans Day Parade

The City of Auburn, Washington holds an annual Veterans Day parade that is one of the largest in the United States. Yesterday I had the privilege of attending this annual gala. It was fantastic to be with other people who, in spite of our strong opinions on whether or not American military personnel should fight […]

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Thank You Veterans!

11/11/13: Check out this weekend’s posts on the Veterans Day Parade in Auburn, Washington and the traveling Vietnam Wall memorial there. What an amazing tribute to our veterans! 2013 Auburn Veterans Day Parade Vietnam Veterans Traveling Wall 11/11/14: 2014 Auburn Veterans Day Parade ************************************************************************************* ©2012 H. Hiatt/wildninja.wordpress.com. All articles/posts on this blog are copyrighted original […]

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Memorial Day 2010

Whether we agree with our country’s wars or not, we can still all show our appreciation for the sacrifices of men and women who have given up so much—even their lives—so that the rest of us can be free. We Americans are able to speak openly, associate freely, and express our individual opinions because of […]

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