News from WDVA

October 1, 2018

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Outstanding Service to Veterans Nominations Open!

You know who they are, volunteers, service officers, community members or others who day in and day out go above and beyond the call of duty making sure veterans and their family members are cared for.  Whether they submit claims for benefits, arrange funeral honors for grieving families, coordinate  events or donate countless hours in veterans hospitals or nursing homes, here is your chance to nominate them for one of seven Outstanding Service to Veterans Awards.  Read more.  Download the Nomination Form Here!


Wreaths Across America®

Is an organization that recognizes the importance of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching our children and others about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms.  Annual ceremonies will honor veterans and family members interred at Cemeteries across the Nation.  Wreaths placed on graves are only possible through the generosity of public donations.  To sponsor a $15 wreath please go to the following website:

  • For Medical Lake, enter Sponsoring Group ID WA0011 and Location WAWSVC or contact Joyce Durrant at 509-928-1189,
  • For the Soldiers Home Cemetery in Orting, enter Sponsoring Location WAWSHO
  • For the Veterans Home Cemetery in Port Orchard, enter Sponsoring Location WAWVHR

The Medical Lake service will be held on Saturday Dec 15, 2018 at 12pm at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery, 21702 W. Espanola Road, Medical Lake, WA 99022.  This is considered an outdoor event, so please dress accordingly.  Out of respect for the families we serve pets are not allowed on the grounds.  For questions or assistance please contact the Cemetery at 509-299-6280,, or visit

The Soldiers Home service will be held on Saturday Dec 15, 2018 at 9am at the Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery in Orting.   Contact Marc Perez for additional information Marc Perez or 253-219-3012

The Veterans Home service will be held on Saturday Dec 15, 2018 at 9am at the Washington Veterans Home Cemetery in Port Orchard.

You can find information on other ceremonies across the state at:


You're Invited to a Veterans Town Hall!

Held by the Governor's Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee

  • 10am - Noon, American Legion Post 91
  • 721 E. Fairhaven Avenue, Burlington, WA  98233

We want to hear from you about Veterans Issues important to you and your family!

Meet area leaders and providers to learn about local veterans services and benefits. FLYER


Where will you be on 11/11 ?  

Our State is participating in National WWI Centennial Celebrations throughout the weekend, find one near you at:

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Veteran Business Owners

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