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Annual Memorial Day Wreath Presentation

 at Ivy Green Cemetery

Monday, May 30th, 1300

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Remember those who gave their all for our nation

Mayor marks Memorial Day

Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent will speak at a Memorial Day ceremony at Ivy Green Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknown at 1 p.m. Monday. Community members and the Sons of the American Revolution annually gather at Ivy Green, 1401 Naval Ave. in Bremerton, to honor fallen heroes on Memorial Day.

USSVI  Bremerton Base to Participate

Letter to the editor of the Bremerton Patriot

May 26, 2016 at 4:00PM

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.”  — President Harry S. Truman

This Memorial Day, honor guards will snap to attention as flags ripple in the breeze. Amid the green lawns and bright flowers of cemeteries throughout the state, lone buglers and mournful pipers will evoke a heartfelt tear.

On Monday, we encourage all to put away their phones and pause from barbecues and picnics and busy lives; take a moment to remember those that served in the military, who gave their lives for our nation, for our ideals and principles, for our freedom and for the freedom of others.

Each sacrifice should be appreciated every single day that we go about our daily lives — as we work, play, raise our families and build our communities. The U.S. men and women that fell in the Great War, in the Second World War, in Korea, Vietnam, the Middle East and elsewhere — whether stranger, relative or friend, whether immigrant or of ancient lineage on this continent — share a common heritage as Americans. And they are all our family.

On Memorial Day, we remember those that gave their all for our nation. But every day of the year, let us not forget to honor and thank the military men and women that served at home and abroad in the past, and appreciate those men and women who are serving in uniform today.

(Note, According to the VFW 239, the Ivy Green Memorial Day Service will be at 1PM i.e.1300/ ed)

Patricia Thurlow - In Harrison

(Updaed  May 29, 2016)


Bremerton Bse HC Member Al Thurlow's wife, Pat, has been admitted to Harrison Hospital in Bremerton with an intestinal blockage. She is recovering and expects o be home this week.  Pat and Al are regular Soup Down attendees.  You can reach Pat in Rm 406, phone # 360-377-3911.


Deterrent Park Semi-Annual Engraved Brick Installation

(Posted  May 23, 2016)



On Sunday Morning, May 22th, base members Ray Pitts, Sam Swenson and Ron Lewis installed 14 engraved bricks as shown in the images below. Next install will a week or two before Veterans Day (November 11, 2016).


Brick Installers; L-R: Bremerton Base Members Ron Lewis, Sam Swenson and Ray Pitts

(Sponsors may want to view this collage which shows your donations to the park. You will be notified by e-mail in the next 3 days of the exact location of your brick donations, Thank You/ed)

Bremerton's 68th  Armed Forces Day Parade

(Posted  May 23, 2016)


About 9 base members braved the weather in this annual event on a cold (54o), rainy Saturday morning, May 21st

L-R: Steve Corcoran, Wayne Peterson, Sam Swenson, Dutch Kaiser, Dennis Nardone, Jim DeMott, Dave Pittman, Dene Rogers, and  Ralph Harris. (Photo provided by Dennis Nardone.)

They were greeted by very appreciative parade watchers.  It was a rewarding experience, as usual.


Base Commander Sends: Up-coming Events

This message has been Bcc'd to all Bremerton Base members;

Hello to all. I just wanted to send a quick note for up-coming events that our base will be attending. I hope you can join us. Thanks for the support.
Friday, May 20th - Soup down- ***CHANGE OF VENUE*** We will meet at Cash Brewing Company in Silverdale at 3388 NW Byron St Ste 100, Silverdale, WA 98383. It is in Old Town. Red has it on Gertrude.
Saturday, May 21st- Bremeton's Armed Forces Day Parade, additional info on Gertrude or please contact me if you have any questions.

We will stage in Section D on 6th St between Roosevelt & Hewitt Ave.

All  Base members are encouraged to march or ride the float in the parade.

The parades are a fun event. Hope to see you there!!

Saturday, May 28th- Run to Tahoma, Port Orchard Court House. I will get more info and have it posted on Gertrude, or you can contact me. This is a very moving memorial service. I hope to have a good number of members attend.

Monday, May 30th, Memorial Day - Our annual wreath presentation at Ivy Green Cemetery. Normally at 1300. I will send additional info as I get it, and again it will be posted on Gertrude.

Thanks again for all your support at our events. I do appreciate it. If you have any questions or concerns about base functions or events, please contact me. I will help as much as I can. Take care my friends

Steve Corcoran
Base Commander
U.S.S.V.I. Bremerton Base
P.O. Box 6216
Silverdale, WA 98315
Cell (360) 471-2704

National Office Manager Looking for a  Member to Assist 2hr/Week

(Posted  May 18, 2016)

USSVI National Office Manager Fred Borgmann is in search of a volunteer to to spend 2 hours a week at his office in Silverdale.  Under his guidance, the job requires mailing out letters to members for various reasons.; i.e, new membership cards, thank you notes etc.  It is rewarding, and keeps you up to date on current events.  Freds's telephone # is 360-337-2978  and email: /ed

Eileen Drumm Takes a Fall - In Recovery at North Woods, Silverdale

(Updated May 24, 2016)


HC Member Jerry Drumm's wife, Eileen, fell while approaching her car at the Silverdale Mall.


Apparently she passed out and fell hitting the pavement hard.  Transported to St. Josephs She is now recovering in recovery at North Woods Recovery Center in Silverdale.  See or call her.  Rm 43, 360-328-5258.


Summer Schedule

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