VFW hosts popular Veterans Day ceremony

November 4, 2014

Due to its growing popularity, the service that the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3436 hosts annually to honor local service members has become a standing-room-only event at the Issaquah Valley Senior Center.

David Waggoner, of the Issaquah VFW, said last year’s service at the new location exceeded 125 attendees.

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Editorial — Please honor veterans for their service

November 4, 2014

It’s that time of year again, time to celebrate and remember veterans at ceremonies across the area.

But the men and women who served or died in military service to their country should be remembered and honored all year.

Members of our military are still fighting and dying in remote areas all around the world.

Here are ways you can keep the spirit of Veterans Day going:

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Applebee’s offers veterans free meals on Nov. 11

November 4, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 4, 2014

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar is again offering free meals for veterans on Veterans Day. In addition, the restaurant will provide everyday household items, like washers and dryers and medical equipment, to veterans or active duty military and their families in need.

The restaurant’s Thank You Movement is asking friends, families and neighbors to submit stories at ThankYouMovement.com on behalf of veterans or active duty military and their families who need items.

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Edward Jones named Most Valuable Employer for Military

July 2, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. July 2, 2014

Financial services firm Edward Jones was named a 2014 Most Valuable Employer for Military by CivilianJobs.com, recognizing the firm’s deep commitment to recruiting, training and retaining military veterans as financial advisers.

Edward Jones recently celebrated the two-year anniversary of its FORCES program, a training and compensation package designed to make the transition to a financial services career more attractive to military veterans.

Since its launch, the firm has hired 931 military veterans as financial advisers.

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Editorial

May 27, 2014

Many people came out to celebrate and remember veterans at ceremonies across the area on Memorial Day.

But the men and women who served or died in military service to their country should be remembered and honored all year.

Members of our military are still fighting and dying in remote areas all around the world.

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Honor veterans Monday at Memorial Day ceremony

May 25, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. May 25, 2014

This year’s annual Memorial Day ceremony is 10 a.m. May 26 at Hillside Cemetery.

The speaker will be Cmdr. Dave Waggoner. The service will last about 45 minutes, and there will be refreshments after.

The Liberty High School Junior Naval ROTC will do the honor guard and color guard duties. Boy Scout Troop #709 and Cub Scout Pack #639 will also be in attendance to help with programs.

If it rains, the event will be moved to the Issaquah Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way.

Local students nominated for Emmy Awards

May 22, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. May 22, 2014

Music videos are a form of storytelling, and four Skyline High School students decided to weave a story of their own around a well-known song.

Students Damian Banki, Jeremy Millar, Langston Nichols and Andrea Gomez acted in, filmed and edited a three-minute, 46-second video set to the background of Coldplay’s “Paradise.”

Their work was recently nominated for a student Emmy Award by the Northwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Their adaptation of “Paradise” is one of six nominations in the music video category, and they’ll have a chance to win the award at the 51st annual Northwest Regional Emmy Awards on June 7 in Seattle.

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Off The Press

May 20, 2014

Thanks to the village for honoring veterans

Kathleen Merrill Press managing editor

Kathleen Merrill
Press managing editor

They say it takes a village to raise a child. Well, I can tell you it also takes a village to put out the annual Lest We Forget section honoring our annual veterans.

This year’s section is the fifth one we’ve done, and it’s bigger and better than ever.

We were able to write stories about three local World War II veterans and two Vietnam veterans, the most stories we’ve ever done for the section.

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Remember veterans at annual Memorial Day ceremony May 26

May 20, 2014

This year’s annual Memorial Day ceremony is 10 a.m. May 26 at Hillside Cemetery.

The speaker will be Cmdr. Dave Waggoner.

Liberty High School Junior Naval ROTC will do the honor guard and color guard duties.

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Send veterans photos, story ideas for Memorial Day section

March 27, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. March 27, 2014

The Issaquah Press is proud to announce it will print its fifth annual veterans section — Lest We Forget — in the May 21 paper, in time for Memorial Day.

Veterans, we want your photos and information, whether you served in a war or during peacetime. If someone in your family was a veteran, but he or she has passed away, we still want to include him or her.

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