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By Pam Stevens
Managing Editor 

Lake Stevens is a town proud of its Veterans

 


Veterans Day should be a day of remembering all those who have served our country over the last 200 plus years. A day to say thanks to the hundreds of thousands of military men and women who have sacrificed so much to ensure the freedoms we have enjoyed in The United States of America since its inception.

Thankfully, Lake Stevens knows how to say thanks in a big way.

Every school within the Lake Stevens School District had some sort of Veterans Day assembly where the meaning of Veterans Day was shared, music was sung and Vets were honored.

In this quaint town we are also honored to have an American Legion Post and Women’s Auxiliary who are active in not only their legion duties but also in Lake Stevens.

We have a beautiful War Memorial in the center of Main Street where names of those who have served in the military and have passed away are imprinted for all to see.

Members of our American Legion Post 181 take great time and care of this beautiful memorial with its many flags and beautiful vegetation.

It is something that this town should be proud of!

These brave men and women took on the responsibility to protect us from harm and it is our responsibility to take care of them and honor them for their hard work.

Veterans Day gives us that opportunity!

So please, next time you see a man or woman in uniform, take the time to shake their hand and give them a pat on the back.

And for those who no longer wear the uniform, thank you so much to you and your families for your service. We truly do appreciate all you have done for our country.

 

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