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THE 67TH ANNUAL ARMED FORCES DAY PARADE STARTS AT 10 A.M. SATURDAY, MAY 16
Armed Forces Day Parade full of tradition By LESLIE KELLY
elcome to the 2015 Armed Forces Day Festivities. Bremerton celebrates its 67th annual Armed Forces Day on May 16 with a parade, pancake breakfast, barbecue luncheon and a host of festive activities honoring our veterans, active duty personnel and reservists. According to local officials, this event is the longest-running Armed Forces Day parade in the U.S. and is officially recognized by the Department of Defense. This year’s parade Grand Marshal is Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray, Pacific Area Commander, Defense Force West, U.S. Coast Guard. Ray assumed the duties of Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area in April 2014, where he serves as the operational commander for all U.S. Coast Guard missions within half of the world that ranges from the Rocky Mountains USCG to the waters Charles W. Ray off the East Coast of Africa. He concurrently serves as Commander, Defense Force West, and provides Coast Guard mission support to the Department of Defense and combatant commanders. Vice Adm. Ray’s previous assignments include Commander, Fourteenth Coast Guard District, service with U.S. Forces Iraq as director of the Iraq Training and Advisory Mission for the Ministry of Interior, and as the military adviser to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. He is from Newport, Arkansas, and is a 1981 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy. After an assignment as a deck watch officer aboard USCGC Acushnet (WMEC-167), he was selected for Naval Flight Training and earned his wings in
1983. He earned a master’s degree in industrial administration from Purdue University and a master’s degree in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C. Ray’s personal awards include five Legion of Merit Medals, one Bronze Star Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, one Coast Guard Air Medal, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal. He is expected to be in one of the first vehicles in the parade. The annual parade is sponsored and planned by the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce and the Bremerton Central Lions Club. Bremerton Chamber Executive Director Gena Wales said she anticipates 120 entries in this year’s parade, some coming from out of state to participate. Included will be representatives of all branches of the military, police and firefighters, pageant queens, commercial businesses, car clubs and more. There will be a number of high school, junior high and middle school bands as well. Bremerton started the parade in 1948 to honor John “Bud” Hawk, a hometown hero who was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Harry Truman at the state Capitol in Olympia. Hawk died in November 2013. Hawk, who taught fifth- and sixthgrade in Bremerton beginning in 1952, started his teaching career at Tracyton Elementary. In addition to his Medal of Honor, Hawk was the recipient of four Purple Hearts and a Distinguished Conduct Medal from the United Kingdom. The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated nationally on May 20, 1950, one month before the Korean War began. The holiday was officially designated in 1949. Prior to that, each branch of the military had its own special day. The day was created by President Truman on Aug. 31, 1949. The five branches of the armed forces had just been consolidated under the Department of Defense. Bremerton’s Armed Forces Day celebration in 1950 had the slogan, “Teamed for Defense.” C.A. “Buzz” King, general chairman of the Armed Forces Day event,
A military tank drives the parade route through downtown Bremerton in the 2014 parade. City of Bremerton wrote in a typed and mimeographed report to Capt. C.O. Humphreys that there were seven speaking engagements and one parade. King estimated 14,000 people attended the parade, 800 people attended a military ball and 11,750 individuals visited the Bremerton shipyard and shops. This year, 25,000 to 30,000 people are expected to attend the parade. The 1950 Bremerton Armed Forces Day schedule of events included a public judging of baked beans and cornbread contest (won by the U.S. Naval barracks) at the shipyard cafeteria, formations of Navy aircraft from Whidbey Island flying over Bremerton, and a public military ball at the Bremerton Civic Center from 9 p.m. to midnight. While still maintaining the tradition of the parade, Bremerton has incorporated additional events, such as a golf tournament, a pancake breakfast and a free barbe-
cue for active duty, reservists and veterans. Parade attendance is two or three people deep along the entire parade route. Along the parade route, Warren Avenue will remain open to traffic. The parade will start at 11th Avenue and Park. Classic cars will assemble in the Olympic College parking lot and will then merge onto the parade route. This is the third year for the parade route through downtown Bremerton. Expected again this year will be some vendors along the sidewalks on Fifth Street, including parade souvenirs and arts and crafts. The A section of the parade will have many local military dignitaries in restored military vehicles driven by members of the West Sound Military Vehicles Collector’s Club. Classic cars and the Shriners clowns will also be in the parade. The parade is expected to last about an hour.
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Bremerton Central Lions are known for their pancakes By LESLIE KELLY
Long-time Bremertonians know all about the Lions’ pancake feed. But for any newcomers, take it from us — it’s the place to be prior to the Armed Forces Day Parade. The line forms at Fourth Street and Pacific Avenue. “It’s just a great location,” said Margie Torbron, a member of the Bremerton Central Lions Club. “It’s right on the parade route.” The Lions expect up to 800 this year. Usually, they feed from 400 to 500.
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“We have four people making eggs and sausages and four people on the other side cooking pancakes,” she said. “Our Lions members get up real early and get going and then they go for hours.” For $5, each guest gets two pancakes, two eggs, two sausages, coffee and juice. “And we have students who come down and help serve and clear the tables,” she said. “They are our helpers.” The action really starts the afternoon of May 15, said Ida Malone, a Lions Club member. “We start setting up tables just as soon as
they close the street for us. And then a couple of the guys bring down a mobile home and stay there all night, sleeping — or, actually, playing cards.” At 6 a.m., they begin putting on the coffee and pancakes are ready about 7 a.m. “It takes a lot of work,” she said. “A lot of preparation.” Malone said their celebrity chef is Mayor Patty Lent, who helps cook the eggs. “The mayor always puts on a apron and comes down to help,” she said. “She really enjoys it.” Malone isn’t a cook, and doesn’t cook, but rather makes sure all the tables are clean and the napkins and silverware holders are filled. In all, more than 60 Lions are involved in the pancake feed. Others volunteer to help out, including spouses of members, local Boy Scouts, students at the Washington Youth Academy, and the county’s pageant princesses. “If there’s a long line, we serve coffee to those who are waiting in line, just so they stay happy,” Malone said. Malone thinks the Lions have been having a pancake breakfast for more than 45 years. She said they used to host it at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds during the rodeo and stampede, in the days before the fair was the county fair. “Then they asked us to come down and be a part of the Armed Forces Day Parade, and we said ‘yes.’ ” Planning for the pancake feed starts in the fall. “But in the last few weeks before the parade date, we go full blast,” Malone said.
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Lions Club members say they cook more than 1,200 eggs and 1,200 sausages during the breakfast. And, again, about that many pancakes. The local Family Pancake House restaurants and Costco donate needed items, which helps keep costs down, Malone said. “We have many cartons of pancake mix ready and waiting,” Torbron said. “And lots of milk.” The Lions usually make about $2,500 to $3,000 which goes directly into scholarships awarded through its Ambassadors program. The Lions began the Ambassadors program as a way of offering scholarships to area high school students. Students are leaders and selected competitively. They were honored at a special ceremony May 6. This year, five students were selected to be the 2015 Armed Forces Day Lions Ambassadors; each received a scholarship ranging from $250 to $1,500, to be spent on their continuing education. This year’s ambassadors: Eli Everson, Rachel Spear and Emily Zwolfer, of Klahowya Intermediate School; Merissa DeLaZerda, Bremerton High School; and Emma Laurion, Crosspoint Academy. Be sure to walk off the pancakes by lunch time, when hot dogs will be ready on the grill, free for military attendees and their families, thanks to a handful of sponsors, including Puget Sound Energy.
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According to Tom Brobst, PSE’s community engagement spokesman, PSE provides the big gas grill. Brobst said he got involved in 2009 through a friend and fellow East Bremerton Rotary Club member. “In 2009, they used a couple of regular backyard barbecue grills to cook the hot dogs,” Brobst said. “It was grueling. So, after that experience, I talked with the (Bremerton) chamber to see if the PSE grill was an option.” Indeed, that worked out and once the large, more commercial-style PSE grill
was used in 2010, the chamber asked if PSE would be the barbecue’s title sponsor. “I talked with my supervisor about PSE becoming the sponsor for the hero’s barbecue and we have been the title sponsor ever since,” Brobst said. Most years, about 2,500 hotdogs are grilled and served to active-duty military, veterans and their family members. Harrison Medical Center donates the hotdogs and condiments. Other sponsors are Costco, Minder Meats, Franz Bakery and Bremerton Bottling. Meals include Pepsibrand pop and chips. Logistics support is given by JPL Habitability and McClouds restaurant. “It is a great volunteer opportunity for family and friends to show our support for our armed service members,” Brobst said.
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Beneﬁting North Kitsap Fishline JUNE 17TH, 2015
Gold Mountain Golf Club Olympic Course 1:00 pm Shotgun Start Scramble Format For More information, call the United Way of Kitsap ofﬁce at 360.377.8505 or www.unitedwaykitsap.org
22nd Annual Day of Caring Friday, June 26, 2015 600 Volunteers Needed! Bring a friend, a co-worker, or a family member and help build a better community. Over 40 projects from all over Kitsap County. Sign-up for project now
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“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
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Welcome Abroad The U.S.S. TURNER JOY! Miller-Woodlawn Advance Planning Seminars Register For A 30 Minute Advance Planning Video Presentation. Afterward Enjoy A Private Docent Led Tour Of The Vietnam Era U.S.S. Turner Joy Naval Destroyer Museum Ship, Bremerton Marina. The Ship Will Be Closed And Only Accessible To Our Private Event. Limited Seating. All Attendees Must RSVP Their Attendance Dates. Refreshments Provided.
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