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Islanders can benefit local veterans and listen to soloist and duet performers at the Stars of Whidbey benefit concert 7:30 p.m, April 20 and 21 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Entry is free but donations will be accepted for the Whidbey Veterans Resource Center.

The resource center is a nonprofit organization that provides transportation, discussion groups, assistance in obtaining benefits and a place for veterans to meet. Much of the money raised goes toward helping transport individuals to services that aren’t provided on the island.

“I think it’s going to be a lot of fun, and there’s a good chance it will make some money for the Whidbey Veterans Resource Center,” said Gene Berg, a volunteer at the center and one of the organizers.

“We have a lot of people who served in the military who have gotten older now, and it’s difficult for them to get to the veterans administration on the mainland,” Berg said. The suggested donation is $20 and funds raised will be doubled by a matching grant of up to $10,000.

The event will feature performances of Broadway musicals and the “Great American Songbook” by more than a dozen local singers and musicians, according to a press release.

“It’s a suggested donation, and it’s for a very good cause,” said Berg. ”It’s all about serving people who have served in the military.”

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Marines wrapped in quilts and gratitude By PATRICIA GUTHRIE Whidbey News Group

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She succeeded once again recently as handmade quilts were given to members of Col. Richard “Buck” Francisco Marine Corps League Detachment 1451, a group of former Marines. Smith is behind Whidbey Island Quilters, which is a loosely-constructed group that began making quilts several years ago for veterans. Fittingly, they’re called Quilts for Veterans; it’s completed and presented 88

“We just want to thank them for their service,” said Smith, who’s unofficial title is Quilt Supervisor. At the most recent giving of the quilts, a few Marines got misty-eyed while radiant smiles beamed from others. Each was presented a colorful quilt, all different in pattern and color. The quilt presentation was a surprise addition to the monthly meeting of the Marine Corps League Detachment, comprised of

mostly South Whidbey residents. “We wondered what was up,” said Joseph Johnson, his quilt wrapped around his shoulders. “What an amazing gesture.”

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Smith and other quilting members presented the quilts one by one. Many say the giving ceremony is the best part of the long journey each quilt undergoes.

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CONTINUED FROM A1 Some prefer the first step — sorting through bags of donated fabric and picking out pieces to join together like a puzzle. “Cutting and sewing whatever’s in the scrap bag, I love to make matches,” said Mary Beth Clark. People of all ages show up at the Deer Lagoon Grange meetings the first Wednesday of the month to help assemble the quilts. They stay a couple hours or all day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Making quilts is second nature to Ginny Mayer, 88. “I had five daughters and made quilts for all of them,” she said. “Now, I have 12 grandkids and 17 great grandchildren, so what I’m doing is stocking up on making quilts for all of them.” She makes time for stitching quilts for veterans because she enjoys seeing their faces light up, and she’s partial to patriotic colors. “I enjoy sewing for veterans in red, white and blue and bright colors,” Mayer said. Smith particularly wanted to surprise this group of Marines known for their Christmas “Toys for Tots” drive. “We’re giving to the givers,” she said during the ceremony. “It’s real

hard to surprise people who are givers.” But surprise they did. The retired Marines were scheduled for their monthly meeting at Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun Club in Langley March 14. Many also had dinner at the restaurant before the 6:30 p.m. gathering. Smith let member Tom Keltner in on the secret so he could invent “misdirections” to get the whole detachment to the meeting. “I told some stubborn members that we were having a special dinner of Maine lobster and prime beef, that I needed them to RSVP to plan how much to order,” Keltner said. “I told some members that awards were to be presented for outstanding Marine of the year. “I told not one soul,” he said of the top secret plot. “Not my wife or my best friend. Nobody knew the truth. I felt like a little school kid with Anita’s and my secret.” The quilters quietly assembled before the league’s scheduled meeting and hid a huge pile of quilts under a sheet on a table. Wearing their shiny red jackets and hats embroidered with their detachment name, members filed in. That’s when the gig was up. Smith

“M.J.” Margaret Johns is photographed by Don Nilson as Frank Thornton looks on. Each veteran is given a certificate with the quilts and photographed for the records of Quilts for Veterans. introduced the quilters and their reason for crashing the gathering. Tom Keltner choked up when presented with a quilt with the word “Believe” stitched in. Keltner predicted that the detachment, which he said is comprised of “old, used, crusty Marines,” wouldn’t think themselves deserving of such a gift. “As survivors of real combat action, we carry guilt. Some had

breakfast with their buddies in the morning only to cry over their ultimate sacrifice that same evening,” Keltner said. The Detachment is named after Richard “Buck” Francisco, who died in June 2016. Francisco was a longtime South Whidbey resident with a long list of military achievements. “I am sure most of us wanted to cry like hungry babies during the presentation, but waited until the

ride home,” Keltner said. “You can not heal sorrow in a shell, alone, in silence.” At the end of presentation, Ed Donery, detachment sergeant. at arms, summed up the feeling in the room. “Collectively, from the bottom of our hearts, we are so thankful to each and every one of you for recognizing us and all veterans.”

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The distinct Spanish missionstyle building has a past. It was built in 1939, by the Works Progress Administration, as East Stanwood City Hall. More than a piece of history — a place with a past — today it serves a vital purpose. As Stanwood American Legion Post No. 92, it helps veterans in need. With its volunteer Veteran Service Officers, the post guides people who have served in the military through the paperwork tangle to obtain veterans benefits. The Legion hall hosts monthly prime-rib dinners, and offers bingo and other social opportunities. Members send care packages to local men and women now in the armed forces. A lifeline for veterans, Stanwood’s Post 92 now has a need of its own. When it was built, an 80-foot beam made by flattening an oldgrowth tree was used as a main support. Under a saggy part of the hall’s floor, that beam is rotting. In 2014, the group replaced about 30 feet of it. Phil Lewis, the 85-year-old chaplain of Post 92, is leading a “Replace the Beam” fundraising project. The goal is $90,000. The money would be used to jack up the building,

cut out the existing 2-foot-by-2 foot beam, put a form in place, add rebar and pour cement to create a new 50-foot concrete beam. Project plans include replacing part of the floor. Last year, Post 92 members pitched in with $14,000 to fix a leaky roof, said Gina Seegert, 45, an Army veteran and the post commander. In 2015, members raised $11,000 to build a service office where veterans could discuss claims issues in private and their records could be safeguarded. “We don’t have a bunch of assets left,” Lewis said. Just after the Korean War, while in the Navy from 1953 to 1957, Lewis flew out of Guam as part of an airborne early warning squadron. Photos and other military mementos line the walls of the spacious hall. There’s a bugle and a pair of combat boots. A Washington “Former Prisoner of War” license plate is framed with a picture of Hersheal Boushey. An Army veteran, he was captured by the Japanese on the Philippine island of Corregidor in 1942 and held in Manchuria as a POW until 1945. He died in 2014 at age 94. And there are reminders of young men killed in recent wars. Army Spec. Justin Hebert, a 20-year-old

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with Leslie O’Bannon, another volunteer veteran service officer whose husband served in the military. “We average about 460 active claims. Every month we see about 170 people,” he said.

Lewis, the post chaplain, has officiated at veterans’ funerals. Post 92 has a color guard and joins in Memorial Day commemorations. And every year, hundreds of veterans are helped with claims.

After Vietnam, Hughes went to college and worked in California for a probation department and later in computer science. “I had a rough time, but I didn’t associate it with Vietnam,” he said. “They never told us when we left the service what benefits are out there.”

“It’s good camaraderie,” said Seegert, the post commander. Julie Muhlstein: 425-339-3460; jmuhlstein@herald net.com.

HOW TO HELP Stanwood American Legion Post No. 92 has launched a “Replace the Beam” fundraising project. A wooden support beam in the 1939 building, formerly East Stanwood City Hall, is rotting. About $90,000 is needed for replacement and renovations. The American Legion is a 501(c)(19) tax-exempt veterans organization. “Replace the Beam” donations may be sent to: Post #92 Treasurer, Renovation Project, P.O. Box 323, Stanwood, WA 98292.

He finds satisfaction helping other veterans. Some are now entering senior living facilities. Even after a veteran has died, a claim effort can continue and a widow may be helped. “Some guys just want to give up,” Hughes said. “We try to convince them not to.” The building is a survivor, too. According to the Stanwood Area Historical Society, the towns of Stanwood and East Stanwood consolidated in 1960. Two years later, the City Hall building was sold to the American Legion for $10,500. A picture of the post’s original namesake, World War I soldier Frank Hancock, is on display inside. The Stanwood farmer was killed in France on Sept. 26, 1918, less than two months before the war ended.

Post No. 92 has veterans service officers to help with benefits claims. It hosts prime-rib dinners, bingo and other social opportunities for veterans. It’s located at 26921 88th Ave. NW in Stanwood. Information: www.stanwoodlegion.org

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