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May 31, 2021

memorial day

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I hope you have been having a relaxing – and safe – Memorial Day weekend. 

This day gives us the chance to reflect on the sacrifices made by the more than one million Americans who gave their lives serving the nation.  Just as important, it is a time to pay tribute to those who have survived them - - the family members who have experienced such profound loss.

Assistance is available to veterans, servicemembers and their families; see this page for more information.  Also, if you are a veteran and are in need of support or services, call: 211 or the Veterans' Hotline at 1-877-904-VETS (8387).

Another note:  Memorial Day has some surprising history in this country.  See “Did You Know?” below for the details.

As always, I would like to hear from you. You can call me at 206-477-1004 or you can reach me by email at jeanne.kohl-welles@kingcounty.gov. 

All the best and I hope you are staying safe.