Veterans Corner: Hobucket House is here!

Hobucket House, the seven-bedroom group home for lifelong disabled homeless veterans, was transported from Auburn in modular stick-built sections on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 and set up on the foundation across from Sarge’s Place in Forks on February 2.

Hobucket House will need furniture and supplies for the kitchen, laundry room, bathroom, bedroom, dining room, computer room, and living room. Please visit their Amazon Wish List at to choose items to donate.

Thank you for your support of this effort. The sooner it is furnished, the sooner veterans can move in!

Photo by NORVHN Director Cheri Tinker Sections of Hobuck House, a seven-room group home for permanently disabled homeless veterans, arrive in Forks on January 31.

MOAA obtains a grant

The Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America applied for and received a $5,000 National MOAA Community Outreach Grant to provide a computer, printer and iPads for the house manager and residents of Hobucket House. The iPads will be used for telehealth appointments, contact with family and to be connected to VA services. A computer and printer were also purchased for the house manager and computer room at Sarge’s Place.

Ceremony honoring Vietnam veterans

Michael Trebert Chapter NSDAR with the Northwest Veterans Resource Center, will host a National Vietnam War Veterans Pin Ceremony at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 at the Veterans Center, 216 S. Francis St., Port Angeles. If you would like to receive a pin, please contact Candy Gammel at [email protected]

The Crowns event is happening across the peninsula

Michael Trebert Chapter NSDAR lays wreaths across America at Forks and Port Angeles cemeteries in this third year of placing Veterans Wreaths at the graves of Clallam County veterans. This means that approximately 3,000 crowns will be needed for the ceremony on Saturday, December 17.

The theme of this year’s ceremony is “Finding a Way to Serve” — how each person can play a role in their community and no act of service is too small. Learn more at

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, email mtcw[email protected]

The 2021 wreaths were completely recycled by Lazy J Tree Farm & Recycling.

American juniors to meet

The Junior American Citizen Club meets at 4 p.m. Monday, February 21 – President’s Day – at the American Legion Hall, 107 E. Prairie St. This program is sponsored by the Michael Trebert Chapter NSDAR and supported by Jack Grennan Post 62 of the American Legion. Legionaries will discuss proper flag etiquette and demonstrate flag folding.

The March 7 program will be Col. Joey Lazzaro (US Air Force, ret.), who will talk about serving in NASA Mission Control for the Apollo 7 flight. Children ages 4-18 are welcome.

The group’s purpose is to teach civics, patriotism, American history, what it means to be a good citizen, love of country, and to train America’s future leaders.

For more information, please contact Judy at [email protected]

VFW Meetings

Carlsborg VFW Post 6787 meets at 11 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the Mariner Café, 609 W. Washington St., Sequim.

This is a veterans service organization, supporting our veteran community as well as recognizing and supporting the rest of the community.

Post members look forward to being back at the Sequim Irrigation Festival Parade, Lavender Festival and many other community events.

The Post will sell military hats at Safeway, QFC, Walmart, Sunny Farms and the Long House. They are an active post and are always looking for new members. Please stop by hat sales or come to a meeting and see who they are.

Contact Commander Rod at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Join the American Legion Post

The American Legion, Post 62 in Sequim would like to invite any veteran or military service member who has served honorably on active duty since December 7, 1941, to join the American Legion.

By joining the Legion, you help support all American veterans. If you need help or information about filing a VA claim for pension, aid and assistance, or service-related disability, contact Post 62.

For more information, please contact Post 62 Commander Paul Renick by calling 360-461-7974 or emailing the address below.

Contributors: American Legion, Paul Renick, [email protected]; MOAA and Voices For Veterans, Lorri Gilchrist, [email protected]; Marine Corps League, Mark Schildknecht, [email protected]; Korean War veterans, Jerry Rettela, [email protected]; VFW 4760, Steve Henrikson, [email protected]; VFW 6787, Rod Lee, [email protected]

The final section of the Hobuck House, a seven-bedroom group home for lifelong disabled homeless veterans, was set up in Forks last week.  Photo of Cheri Tinker, Director of NORVHN

The final section of the Hobuck House, a seven-bedroom group home for lifelong disabled homeless veterans, was set up in Forks last week. Photo of Cheri Tinker, Director of NORVHN

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