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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: May 17, 2016
Contact: Stacey James, Kitsap County Veterans Assistant Program Coordinator
360.337.4811 or sjames@co.kitsap.wa.us
No: 2016-048

Run to Tahoma VII Celebration of Life set for May 28

(Port Orchard, WA)  Six unclaimed, deceased veterans will be remembered and honored in ceremony and song at The Unforgotten, Run to Tahoma VII Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 28 during Memorial Day Weekend at the Kitsap County Administration Building plaza, 619 Division Street, Port Orchard.

Participants in this year’s event includes the Duncan Creek String Quartet, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, Suquamish Tribe, Civil Air Patrol, United Service Organization (USO), and vocalists from the Northwest Navy Band and Washington Air National Guard. Following the ceremony, the departed veterans will be escorted to Tahoma National Cemetery near Kent. A video of last year’s Run to Tahoma and a tribute to veterans will be shown at 9:15 a.m. with the ceremony beginning at 9:45 am.

If you are a family member of a deceased veteran that you would like honored at this event in 2017, please contact Stacey James, Veterans Assistance Program and Veterans Advisory Board Coordinator, (360) 337-4811, sjames@co.kitsap.wa.us or Leif Bentsen, Deceased Veterans Volunteer Liaison of the Kitsap County Coroner’s Office at lbentsen@co.kitsap.wa.us.

The Unforgotten, Run to Tahoma ceremony is sponsored by the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners, the Kitsap County Coroner’s Office, the Kitsap County Veterans Advisory Board and Combat Veterans International.

For more information on the Run to Tahoma and other veterans’ programs, visit: www.kitsapgov.com/hs/veterans/VABoard.htm .

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Last Updated:  May 17, 2016