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Jul 29, 2013 - Sunnyside Veterans Memorial

The Sunnyside Legion Post hosted a Veterans Memorial at the Veterans Plaza. This was to honor about 30 veterans who had not received a funeral service with military honors. It was nice in its intent, but the event was run entirely by the VFW Honor Guard with no Legion involvement at all, not even a stand of Legion colors. Also, the usual, accepted protocol was not observed with the order of service, so it was confusing for those of Legion members who were there. I was interviewed by one of the TV stations simply because I was a state...

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Jul 24, 2013 - Sunnyside "Daybreak" Rotary Club

I was invited to the Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club (Sunnyside, WA) this morning to speak about The American Legion. They call it the Daybreak Club because they meet at...well, daybreak. I met my host at 6:45 AM. I told him that since I retired last Fall, I haven't been up that early for quite a while. The meeting was very successful. It was a great group. None of them really knew what the Legion was or what we did, though they do have a Post in town. I explained how the Legion got its start, what we do and the programs we sponsor. I also...

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Aug 9, 2011 - Day 70 - Sunnyside, WA

The day started out cloudy as we prepared to leave Tulalip Casino. We drove I-5 to I-405 to I-90 headed to the Yakima area. It stayed cloudy until we reached the other-side of the Cascades. Then it was sunny and hot. We could see Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier at one point at the same time. The mountains are mostly big hills and brown in this high desert area. We passed a sign that described Yakima as the "Palm Springs of the North". OK we will buy the heat, but the beauty was missing as we drove I90. We will get back to Yakima this week and...

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Jun 29, 2008 - Day 5: Helena, MT to Sunnyside, WA via Spokane - Our 17th Anniversary

Entered June 30 - from Sunnyside, WA Enjoyed breakfast with cousin Todd before he went off to work. We left Helena after a brief exploring and took 90 out of Montana. We hit the 2,000 mile mark before crossing in to Idaho. Easily the most entertaining billboard sited on the trip was a sign encouraging us to "Have a Ball" at the Rock Creek Testicle Festival. Alas, it did not start until tomorrow and the troops didn't sound interested in sticking around. We travelled through Couer D'Alene and stopped for a quick break (and to get postcards,...

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