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For JBLM, one Veterans Day just isn't enough

10-day community-wie observance in full swing

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Veterans Day is a high priority for the brave men and women serving at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Since Nov. 3, service personnel from JBLM have been participating in Veterans Day programs communitywide in a 10-day-long observance and outreach campaign that includes 23 local schools, one church and 14 community/civic organizations in addition to several parades. This is a massive undertaking, with soldiers and airmen serving as speakers, musicians and color and honor guards at 19 separate events Nov. 9 alone.

If you're looking for an opportunity to show your support for our local veterans, there are still plenty of events and assemblies happening through Nov. 12:

Thursday, Nov. 10:
(School & Community Assemblies)

7 a.m.
Bonney Lake High School, 10920 199th Ave. Ct. E., Bonney Lake, 253.891.5700,

8:30 a.m.
Rock Creek Elementary School, 25700 Maple Valley Hwy., Maple Valley, 425.413.3300,

Steilacoom High School, 54 Sentinel Dr., Steilacoom, 253.983.2300,

9 a.m.
Four Heroes Elementary School, 9101 Lakewood Dr. SW, Lakewood, 253.583.5340,

Jefferson Middle School, 2200 Conger Ave. NW, Olympia, 360.596.3200,

Peninsula High School, 14105 Purdy Dr. NW, Gig Harbor, 253.530.4400,

Washington Middle School, 3100 Cain Rd. SE, Olympia, 360.596.3000,

9:20 a.m.
Chinook Middle School, 4301 6th Ave. NE, Lacey, 360.412.4760,

River Ridge High School, 350 River Ridge Dr. SE, Olympia, 360.412.4820

Oakville School District, (District-wide assemblies),

9:30 a.m.
Narrows View Intermediate School, 7813 44th St. W., University Place, 253.566.5630

Shorewood High School, 17300 Fremont Ave. N., Shoreline, 206.393.4372

10 a.m.
Covington Elementary, 17070 SE Wax Rd., Covington, 253.373.7652,

Reeves Middle School, 2200 Quince St. NE, Olympia, 360.596.3400,

Franklin Pierce High School, 11002 18th Ave. E., Tacoma, 253.298.3800,

11:30 a.m.
"Salute to Sacrifice" @ Bates Technical College, 1101 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma, 253.680.7000,

1 p.m.
Idlewild Elementary, 10806 Idlewild Rd. SW, Lakewood, 253.583.5290,

Jubilee Community Association, 8536 Vashon Dr. NE, Lacey, 800.685.6494,

1:45 p.m.
Evergreen Forest Elementary, 3025 Marvin Rd. SE, Olympia, 360.412.4670,

Friday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day)
(Observance & Remembrance Ceremonies)

10:30 a.m.
Washington State Capitol Rotunda, 416 Sid Snyder Ave. SW, Olympia, 360.786.7550,

University of Washington, 206.543.9198,

11 a.m.
Garden Courte Memory Care Community, 626 Lilly Rd. NE, Olympia, 360.491.4435,

Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park & Cemetery, 11220 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle, 206.362.5200,

Tacoma Historical Society, 919 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.472.3738,

Yelm Cemetery, 11540 Cemetery Rd. SE, Yelm, 360.458.5377,

2 p.m.
Boulevard of Remembrance I-5 Naming Ceremony @ Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St. SW, Lakewood, 253.983.7795,

3:30 p.m.
Cascade Park Gardens, 4347 S. Union Ave., Tacoma, 253.475.3702,

7 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 12115 Park Ave. S., Tacoma, 253.537.0201,

Saturday, Nov. 12:
(Observance & Remembrance Ceremonies)

3 p.m.
Olympics West Retirement Inn, 929 Trosper Rd. SW, Tumwater, 360.464.1143,
Many of these events are open to the public; however, some are not. Those interested in attending an event should contact the hosting organization directly for more information. Happy Veterans Day.

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