Veterans Day observance Nov. 12 in Federal Way

Scene from the 2010 Honoring Our Own event in Federal Way. - Mirror file photo
Scene from the 2010 Honoring Our Own event in Federal Way.
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Mirror staff reports:

Federal Way's third annual tribute to veterans, Honoring Our Own, will run noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Todd Beamer High School, 35999 16th Ave. S.

Attendance is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available. There will be an opportunity for individual recognition of veterans in attendance.

Keynote speaker is John E. Patrick, who was appointed interim director of VA Puget Sound Health Care System.

The program includes patriotic songs, including performances by the Todd Beamer Wind Ensemble, the Harmony Kings Barbershop Chorus and Carol Stanley. Cadets from the Federal Way and Todd Beamer AFJROTC will present the colors and hold demonstrations. There will be a presentation of thank you letters written by Federal Way students for U.S. military serving overseas.

A banner signed by dozens of people in the Federal Way community will be donated to a local veterans hospital.

The event is sponsored by the Historical Society of Federal Way and the Federal Way Kiwanis. To learn more, contact (253) 945-7842 or

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To learn more about the history behind Honoring Our Own, click here.


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