Lecture at Edmonds Museum: Assisting Military Veterans

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Assisting Military Veterans
Lourdes E. “Alfie” Alvarado-Ramos
Director, Washington State Veterans Affairs

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Edmonds Historical Museum, Edmonds, Washington


On the evening of January 10, 2019 the Edmonds Historical Museum will host Lourdes E. “Alfie” Alvarado-Ramos, Director of Washington State Veterans Affairs.

Director Alvarado-Ramos will discuss how her office assists military veterans in Washington State including homelessness, suicide prevention, and employment among other transitioning issues.

Her talk is part of the museum’s current exhibit, Washington Remembers World War II, a traveling exhibit from the Secretary of State which runs through January 13, 2019.

The event will take place at the Edmonds Historical Museum, at 118 5th Ave North, downtown Edmonds, from 7:00 to 8:30pm.

Director Alvarado-Ramos is a member of Governor Jay Inslee’s Executive Cabinet and chairs the Washington State Military Transition Council. Her agency leads statewide efforts for seamless transition for members of the military in Washington State communities. She is also currently president of the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs (NASDVA).

Alfie served 22 years on active duty in the United States Army. She retired as the Command Sergeant Major of Madigan Army Medical Center and Troop Command, Joint Base Lewis McCord. She has also been the recipient of the Army Legion of Merit Medal and Military Order of Medical Merit among state and national awards that include the Governor’s Distinguished Management Leadership Award and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Secretary’s Leadership Award.

The Museum is located in Edmonds' historic 1910 Carnegie Library at 118 Fifth Avenue North. It is open year-round between 1 and 4pm Wednesday through Sunday, but opens early on market days. Suggested donation in lieu of an admission fee is $5 for adults, and $2 for students.

Learn more at the Museum's website.

If you would like more information about this topic, contact Kattie Kelly, Director 425-774-0900, or email at director@historicedmonds.org.


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