Vietnam vets honored at Aegis of Shoreline dinner

Monday, November 7, 2016

Photos by Jerry Pickard

80 veterans attended a special Veteran’s Day Dinner and Awards Ceremony at Aegis of Shoreline 14900 First Avenue, NE Shoreline on Friday, November 4, 2016.

The event was cosponsored by American Legion Post 234 of Mountlake Terrace. All local veterans were invited.

Gen. William MacCully was Master Of Ceremonies 

Maj. Gen. Raymond W. Coffey of the 10th Regional Command - US Volunteers directed the Color Guard, Bag Piper, Flag Folding Ceremony and individual recognition of all veterans in attendance. Gen. William MacCully was Master Of Ceremonies.

Maj. Gen. Coffey, Post 227 Commander Richard White and Cadet Nathan Nelson performed the Flag Folding Ceremony, explaining what each of the thirteen folds represents.                                                        
Of the 98 residents at Aegis of Shoreline, one third of the residents, or 31, are veterans. 

It was Aegis of Shoreline’s way of saying, “Thank you for your service.”

A Vietnam veteran with his certificate and Vietnam Pin

Part of the evening was set aside to specifically honor Vietnam-era veterans - those serving between 1955 and 1975. 

Jerry Pickard receives his certificate and Vietnam Pin

American Legion Post 234 partnered with Aegis of Shoreline in commemoration of the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary and honored qualified veterans with a Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin as a lasting memory of the nation's thanks for their service during the Vietnam war era.

Dwight Stevens, WWII B-17 pilot receives his recognition certificate from Cadet Nelson

Living United States veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location, are eligible to receive one lapel pin.

Vietnam veterans can locate upcoming commemorative events here.

Updated 11-8-2016 two photo captions were mislabeled


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