In this issue:
Last Minute Budget Deal with Expanded VA Advanced Funding Moves Forward
House Panel Discusses Expanding VA Caregiver Program
FRA NHQ Holiday Schedule The FRA National Headquarters (NHQ) will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no NewsBytes next week and the next edition will be sent on December 5, 2014.View full post
In this issue:
FRA NHQ Holiday Schedule
The FRA National Headquarters (NHQ) will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no NewsBytes next week and the next edition will be sent on December 5, 2014.
Here is an overview of some of the Veterans day activities from around the region this year including, multiple Veterans Day Parades, many dedications and a lot of ceremonies.
Mt Rainier Branch #104 participated in the annual Auburn Veterans Day Parade, and PRPNW Pete Lazzaretti (Seattle Branch #18) was there in the parade with the Cub Scouts.
Everett Branch #170 participated in the Arlington, WA Veterans Day Parade.
Gem State Branch #382, Boise participated in the Boise Parade.
Branch and Units from Honolulu, Baguio, and San Miguel did two bell and dedication ceremonies in Military Cemeteries.
NP John Ippert and his daughter Shipmate Mary Lees went to the White House and Arlington National Cemetery.
It has just came to our attention that Past Regional President Northwest Benedict Robbins of Seattle Branch #18 joined the staff of the Supreme Commander on August 13th at his residence in North Seattle. He was 87 and we are not aware of any kin.
Shipmate Robbins was the NW Regional President in 1970-71 Association year when he was a member of Evergreen Empire Branch #143 of Seattle.
Seattle Branch #18 will have a two-bell ceremony at the December General membership meeting on December 12th at the Branch Home in Mountlake Terrace. Rest your oars Shipmate, we have the watch.