Photos: Shoreline Veterans' Day Event

Friday, November 11, 2016

Attendees filled the entire lobby at City Hall

Photos by Steven H. Robinson

The annual Veterans' Day celebration was held on Friday, November 11, 2016 at Shoreline City Hall.

The celebration, which honored all U.S. military veterans, was sponsored by the Shoreline Veterans Association, with support from the Starr Sutherland, Jr. American Legion Post 227 and the City of Shoreline.

Decorated Vietnam veteran Clayton M. Peterson
was the keynote speaker

The keynote speaker was Clayton M. Peterson, a veteran of the Vietnam War and the author of “A Million to One and Lived”, a miraculous story of survival. 

In 1969 Peterson was in the Mobile Riverine Force in the Mekong River Delta, was wounded on his third major firefight, and spent thirteen months in various military hospitals recovering from his thirty-eight major wounds; by a ‘Million to One’ chance, he miraculously lived.

County Councilmember Rod Dembowski presents the
King County Proclamation to Dwight Stevens


He received two Purple Hearts, a Combat Infantry Badge, an Army Commendation Medal, and various other awards.

The Shoreline Veterans Association, the Starr Sutherland, Jr. American Legion Post 227, the City of Shoreline, and the King County Council recognized the contributions of the men and women in the military who have served our country and who have given so much for the cause of peace.

Visiting the Shoreline Veterans' Memorial


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