Honor veterans with Valley ceremonies, meals and flag events

Honor local veterans this week with a variety of special events in the Valley

Veterans lunch at senior center

Mount Si Senior Center hosts a Veterans Day Lunch, noon Thursday, Nov. 8, sponsored by the Snoqualmie Valley Kiwanis. Vets eat free. The center is located at 411 Main Ave. S., North Bend. Eat and support those who have served and fought for the freedom of our country. Call the Mount Si Senior Center at (425) 888-3434.

Free breakfast for vets

To honor veterans, the Sno-Valley Senior Center is partnering with the Rotary Club of Duvall to host a Veterans Day breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12. Breakfast will be served, free to veterans.

Non-veterans are asked to contribute $5 for their breakfasts, $3 for children’s. The center is located at 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation. Learn more at or call (425) 333-4152.

School assemblies honor those who served

All military veterans, including those still in active duty, are invited to attend Veteran’s Day assemblies and lunches at Snoqualmie Valley schools. Students plan big presentations this year to honor veterans for their service.

Veteran assemblies for this fall include:

Thursday, Nov. 8, Mount Si High School, 8:20 a.m. (breakfast following assembly); Twin Falls Middle School, 10:30 a.m.;  North Bend Elementary, 2:15 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 9, Snoqualmie Middle School, 7:30 a.m.; Cascade View Elementary, 9 a.m.;  Fall City Elementary 9:15 a.m.; Opstad Elementary 9:30 a.m.; Snoqualmie Elementary, 9:30 a.m.

Snoqualmie Elementary School’s fifth grade class is planning a special Veteran’s Day assembly, 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9. Retired and active veterans will attend, and fourth grade students will sing patriotic songs. Students host a reception for veterans before and after the assembly.

Retire old flags with honor

In honor of Veteran’s Day, a flag retirement ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Snoqualmie Valley Veterans Memorial, 38625 S.E. River St., in Snoqualmie. This is a solemn ceremony during which torn or faded American flags are respectfully  disposed of. Flags made from natural fibers will be burned, whereas flags made from synthetic fibers will be buried. To learn more, contact Todd Brown, Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 425, at or call (425) 222-6613.

Do you have any stained, torn, worn-out or tattered American flags? If so, bring them to Snoqualmie Middle School to be properly retired. SMS is sponsoring this community service project for the fourth year as part of its Veterans Day assembly on Friday, Nov. 9.

The American Legion will have representatives on hand to officially take the flags and store them until they can be properly retired by the American Legion Post. SMS will gladly take your flags during business hours. Drop them off at the main office between 7:10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Contact Thomas Burford, eighth grade U.S. History teacher at SMS, if you have any questions regarding this project, at


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