Veterans

Honeyford receives award for service to veterans and their families With veterans looking on Friday, Lourdes (Alfie) Alvarado-Ramos, director of Washington’s Department of Veteran Affairs, presented Sen. Jim Honeyford with the 2018 Outstanding Service to Veterans – Legislator of the Year Award for his service to Washington’s veterans and their families. “It is really an honor to receive this recognition,”... Read More...
Post session Olympia Report In my latest Olympia Report I discuss the Legislature finishing on time–without raising taxes, bills I had signed by the governor and the Capital Budget outlook. Click HERE to read more. Read More...
Honeyford joins Senate in honoring Washington’s Civil Air Patrol members In what has become an annual Senate tradition, Sunnyside Sen. Jim Honeyford joined his colleagues in honoring members of the Washington Wing of the Civil Air Patrol with a Senate Resolution Monday. Honeyford, a lieutenant colonel with both the Washington Wing Legislative Squadron and the Yakima Composite Squadron, lauded the... Read More...
Wreaths Across America Every year an event known as Wreaths Across America takes place to help decorate the graves of veterans for the holiday season. It’s an event meant to simply and solemnly REMEMBER the fallen, HONOR those who serve our country and TEACH others the value of freedom. This year’s event takes... Read More...
State Senate honors Civil Air Patrol with Honeyford resolution The Washington State Senate stood and applauded members of the Civil Air Patrol Thursday after passing Senate Resolution 8621 sponsored by Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside. “I’ve been involved with the Civil Air Patrol for more than four years now and I really enjoy the opportunities to guide and mentor some... Read More...
My schedule for the coming weeks I wanted to share with you my calendar for the month of May to give you a sense of what activities I’m engaged in now that the legislative session has ended. Read More...
We need to support the National Guard and Reserve Earlier this year, members of the Washington State Senate adopted Senate Resolution 8674, honoring the Washington National Guard. Today, I’m asking for further support of Washington National Guard and Reserve members, their employers and the Department of Defense agency, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Employer Support of... Read More...
House resolution, breakfast held to honor Civil Air Patrol members To celebrate the dedication and service of the men and women of the Civil Air Patrol, I coordinated an honorary breakfast today in Columbia Room of the legislative building in Olympia. After the meal, participants were invited to the gallery of the state House of Representatives to observe as the... Read More...
Honoring our fallen soldiers Yesterday I laid a wreath in the state Capitol Rotunda in honor of veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery as part of the “Wreaths Across America” campaign. The Monday afternoon ceremony was one of 50 being held in state capitals nationwide this week, culminating with a wreath-laying on the Tomb of... Read More...