Through our Mission Serve initiative, ServiceNation seeks to establish Veterans Day as a day of service and celebration. By serving in honor of veterans and alongside military families, civilian communities can show their gratitude and respect for the men and women who serve in uniform. By creating a large-scale series of events centered on Veterans Day, ServiceNation is able to bring focus onto civilian-military integration, as well as the importance of volunteerism and community service for our nation.
On 11/11/11, ServiceNation: Mission Serve plans to organize eleven civilian-military service projects across the country to provide opportunities for the civilian and military communities to join together in service. In Seattle, Washington, ServiceNation is pleased to partner with Warrior Gateway, the Sierra Club, and Veterans Conservation Corps for a service project at the Hamm Creek Estuary.
On 11/11/11, Veterans Conservation Corps, the Sierra Club, Warrior Gateway, and Service Nation will collaborate for the second annual Veterans Day @ Hamm Creek Estuary event. For the past two decades, Hamm Creek has been transformed into a more natural setting. In addition, it has been a focal point in veteran healing and transition. Today, Hamm Creek is home to several species of wildlife including beaver, bald eagle, osprey, and salmon. Hamm Creek Estuary embodies the struggles veterans face in their transition into civilian life and the promise of a better tomorrow through hard work, perseverance, and teamwork. Through this project, we hope to build a stronger community, one blackberry and one volunteer at a time. Anyone is welcome to join the project beginning at 10am, with work starting at 11am.