Veterans were honored all around the Valley last week with multiple events in Snoqualmie, North Bend, Fall City and Carnation.
Veteran’s Day events began in the Valley last Thursday, Nov. 10, with Mount Si High School’s assembly, which invited local veterans out to the event to meet students and share their stories. Athletic Director Ray Wilson introduced the assembly with a short video highlighting the men and women in who serve in the military.
The invited veterans shared their names, when they served and what division of the military their served in. Some Mount Si High School teachers who served in the military spoke to the students as well. Senior Austin Ross also shared his story of growing up with a parent in the military.
Local artist Michael Reagan spoke at the event as well, detailing his work drawing portraits of fallen soldiers, the Fallen Heroes Project.
On Friday, Nov. 11, Snoqualmie Valley Senior Center in Carnation held a free breakfast for veterans sponsored by the Duvall Rotary Club.
Mount Si Senior Center continued the day’s programming with a luncheon featuring speakers from the Snoqualmie United Methodist Church and the Mayor of North Bend, Ken Hearing.
Hearing honored the veterans attending the event and spoke about his own experiences with military service. The senior center also held a raffle and featured clothing created by the center’s Yarn Therapy Group for families of veterans.
At the luncheon, Hearing received applause when he announced that the city was planning to incorporate a veteran’s memorial as part of the design of their new city hall.