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JBLM units support local Veterans Day events

Appearances are a thank you to the communities that support them

Photo credit: Seattle Seahawks 2015

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(Photo: Staff Sgt. Stanislov Lovtsov, left, with the America’s Corps Army Band, performs with the Seattle Seahawks’ Blue Thunder drumline during Salute to Service pregame activities in Seattle in 2015. America’s Corps Army Band members performed with the Blue Thunder drumline again at this year’s Seahawks Salute to Service game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday.)

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) units will support more than 15 Veterans Day events hosted by schools, veterans groups and other organizations in local communities from Nov. 8-11. Various units across the base are providing guest speakers, equipment displays, musicians and color guards.

Each year, JBLM leaders make Veterans Day a priority as a way to say thank you to people and communities who do so much throughout the year to support service members and their families.

The following is a list of events our service members will take part in surrounding Veterans Day. Many of these events are open to the public; however, some are not. Those wishing to attend should contact the organization hosting the specific event for more information.

This list is not all-inclusive of every Veterans Day program JBLM will participate in.

Nov. 8:

Cougar Mountain Middle School Veterans Assembly, Graham, 8 a.m.

Tumwater Middle School Veterans Assembly, Tumwater, 8 a.m.

Kopachuck Middle School Veterans Assembly, Gig Harbor, 8:15 a.m.

Steilacoom High School Veterans Assembly, Steilacoom, 8:30 a.m.
Timberline High School Veterans Assembly, Lacey, 9 a.m.
Gig Harbor High School Veterans Assembly, Gig Harbor, 9:10 a.m.
River Ridge High School Veterans Assembly, Lacey, 9:20 a.m.
Stewart Elementary School Veterans Assembly, Puyallup, 10 a.m.
Woodbrook Middle School Veterans Assembly, Lakewood, 11 a.m.

Pleasant Glade Elementary School Assembly, Lacey, 1 p.m.

Nov. 9:

Auburn Veterans Parade, Auburn, 11 a.m.

Nov. 11:

Gig Harbor Veterans Day, Gig Harbor, 10 a.m.

Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery Veterans Day Program, Seattle, 11 a.m.

Yelm Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony, Yelm, 11 a.m.

Washington State Soldiers Home, Orting, 11 a.m.

Seattle Wind Symphony Salute to Veterans, Seattle, 7 p.m.

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