All Stars and Stripes Museum and Library Posts

On Friday, August 26, 2022, Jim Martin presented the Stars and Stripes City Proclamation to Salem, Oregon.

Day 17: August 26, 2022

While in Vancouver, Washington on Friday, August 26, 2022, Jim Martin presented the Stars and Stripes City Proclamation and met with approximately 40 veterans, the mayor, and city council members. These Army, Navy, and Marine veterans have organized to help the homeless, feed the needy, create affordable housing, and do presentations in local schools, in …

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On Thursday, August 25, 2022, Jim Martin presented the Stars and Stripes City Proclamation to Kent, Washington

Day 16: August 25, 2022

On Thursday, August 25, 2022, Jim Martin visited and presented proclamations to five exemplary and vibrant cities in the Puget Sound area in Washington state: Everett, Bellevue, Seattle, Kent and Federal Way. All of these cities are enthusiastically working to build partnerships to better address the important issues of informed citizenship, commitment, and service within …

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On Tuesday, August 23, 2022, Jim Martin presented the Stars and Stripes City Proclamation to Tacoma, Washington which was accepted by Mayor Woodards and the City Council of Tacoma

Day 14 & 15: August 23 & 24, 2022

Jim Martin had an exciting couple of days on his trip through the West to celebrate the Stars and Stripes Cities and their embrace of informed citizenship, commitment, and service. On Tuesday, August 23, 2022, he had the honor of presenting a Stars and Stripes City Proclamation to Tacoma, Washington which was accepted by Mayor …

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On Monday, August 22, 2022, Jim Martin presented a Proclamation to Mayor Nadine Woodward honoring Spokane, Washington as a Stars and Stripes City.

Day 13: August 22, 2022 – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Spokane, Washington

On Monday, August 24, 2022, Jim Martin started the second half of the 23-day Stars and Stripes Cities Tour. He left Kalispell, Montana bright and early that morning; and despite the deer, rabbits, mountainous roads, construction stops, and sparsity of cell phone towers, he arrived safely in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho to present a proclamation to …

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Day 11: August 20, 2022

On Day 11 of the Stars and Stripes Cities Tour, Jim Martin worked on logistics for his upcoming visits to Spokane, Tacoma, Olympia, Ogden, Utah, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, and Oklahoma City. “We very much welcome your thoughts and prayers as to how we can better communicate the overwhelming importance of informed citizenship, commitment, and …

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The Stars and Stripes Proclamation is presented to Kalispell City Clerk Aimee Bruckhorst

Day 9: August 18, 2022 – Kalispell and Whitefish, Montana

On Thursday, August 18, 2022, the Stars and Stripes Proclamation was presented by Jim Martin to Kalispell, Montana. On behalf of Mayor Mark Johnson, the Proclamation was accepted by City Clerk Aimee Bruckhorst. The Stars and Stripes Proclamation was also presented to Whitefish, Montana which was accepted by Whitefish City Manager Dana Smith. Mr. Martin …

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Day 8: August 17, 2022 – Missoula, Montana

Jim Martin continues on his way West through Montana on the 8th day of the Stars and Stripes Cities Recognition Tour to encourage, embrace and celebrate citizenship, commitment, and service in our communities around the nation. Jim has already visited and presented proclamations celebrating their embrace of these values to the cities of Independence, Missouri; …

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Billings Montana Mayor Bill Cole

Day 7: August 16, 2022 – Billings, Montana

On Day 7 of his journey West, Jim Martin traveled to Billings, a city with a population of more than 100,000 people in the heart of Montana. Numerous veteran leaders, active duty servicemen and women, a Congressional representative aide, and local TV coverage were on hand when Mr. Martin presented Mayor Bill Cole with the …

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On August 15, 2022, Jim Martin presented the Stars and Stripes Proclamation to the Mayor and City Council of Jackson, Wyoming

Day 6: August 15, 2022 – Jackson, Wyoming

Jim Martin had an interview with a Spokane radio station to talk about the National Stars and Stripes Museum and Library’s mission, the journey, and upcoming events at Veterans Memorial in Spokane next week. Mr. Martin also presented the Stars and Stripes Proclamation to the Mayor and City Council of Jackson, Wyoming. He thanked them …

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Day 5: August 14, 2022

On Sunday, August 14, 2022, Jim Martin attended church with some friends that beautiful morning in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. “It occurs to us that it requires no great leap to draw the conclusion that our deficit as a nation and as communities in adequately and systematically communicating and encouraging an embrace of commitment and service …

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