Wednesday July 6th @ 7:00pm @ Acacia. Dinner @ 6:22pm is Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs, Chili and potato salad
Admiral Linda Fagan; U.S. Coast Guard senior officer. [Reports to Homeland Security in peacetime; to the U.S. Navy in wartime.]
General Daniel Hokanson, Advises President, Defense Secretary & National Security Council. [Photo: "Resources" above/Joint Chiefs]
General John Raymond. Senior Officer in the Space Force. [Protects U.S. interest in space. Advises Air Force Secretary.]
Blackburn-Aurora Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3348 members come mainly from Shoreline, North Seattle, Lake Forest Park, Edmonds, Bothell & Kenmore, etc. There are many facets of this web site, so take a moment to avail yourself of those.
There is a "Guide to this Web Site” under the "About” menu that can help you get a grasp more quickly of what is available to you for your own use.
Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.
Posted: June 8, 2022 --- by Post Commander, Carl "Chris" Christophersen
This Car Show is a fundraiser for the Northshore Veterans Memorial maintenance fund. It is the idea of a member of VFW Post 3348 in Shoreline. The Color Guard and Security will be handled by the U.S. Volunteers – Joint Services Command, 103rd BCT partially composed of, and commanded by, members of VFW Post 3348.
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Posted: May 5, 2022 --- by Post Commander, Carl "Chris" Christophersen
The VFW Dept of Washington Surgeon, Drew James, on the far left, installed the new 2022-2023 officers for Blackburn Aurora VFW Post 3348 at our meeting last night.
This is just after Drew handed the gavel back to Post Commander Chris Christophersen. All these photos & other photos went onto our Post Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/www.vfw3348.org/ where you can see these photos in full size.
We had a good discussion in preparation for our Memorial Day Buddy Poppy event to be on Fri-Sat, May 27-28 when our Post members will be at 3 local stores: Central Market, Shoreline Fred Meyer and Thrashers Corner Fred Meyer in Bothell.
To set the stage for our Buddy Poppy discussion, at the request of Commander Christophersen, newly initiated member, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Lisa Nenno, read "The Story of the Buddy Poppy” which includes the poem "Flanders Fields” about the inspiring site of wild red poppies growing between the hastily dug graves of recently fallen soldiers from the 2nd Battle of Ypres in Belgium in 1915.
With VFW Post 3348 garnering another new member last night, we were informed that our Post was now 100% on membership and would be awarded All-State status for 2021-2022.
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