Honoring Our Own: Federal Way's tribute to veterans | SLIDESHOW

From staff reports:

The Historical Society of Federal Way has teamed up with the Noon Kiwanis Club of Federal Way to put on the first of what is hoped to be a regionally recognized, Federal Way-branded Veterans Day celebration. Dubbed “Honoring Our Own,” a highlight of the Nov. 13 Veterans Day observance at Todd Beamer High School was an appearance and speech by Medal of Honor recipient Col. Joe Jackson, who lives in the Federal Way School District. Jackson, 87, was a pilot in Vietnam and was awarded the medal after he rescued three Air Force personnel from a military camp under intense fire.

Rob Neu, superintendent of Federal Way schools, presented more than 1,200 letters written by students for active soldiers.

Click here to read more about Jackson's experience in Vietnam.

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