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Korea 65 launch countdown: Cindy Ryu and Joan Kim

Korea 65 launch countdown: Cindy Ryu and Joan Kim

Our Legacy Washington program is getting ready for the Sept. 14 launch of its new exhibit in our front lobby, “Korea 65: The Forgotten War Remembered.” The exhibit tells the stories of 13 Washingtonians who experienced the Korean War in different ways, from U.S. soldiers who fought in the war, to a nurse who worked in a MASH unit, to Korean Americans who grew up in Korea during or after the war. The public is welcome to attend the Korea…

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Holocaust survivor shares gripping story during talk at Capitol

Holocaust survivor shares gripping story during talk at Capitol

Henry Friedman shares his experiences about hiding from the Nazis during World War II. (Photos courtesy of Benjamin Helle) Holocaust survivor Henry Friedman, who is featured in the Legacy Washington exhibit “Washington Remembers World War II,” gave a stirring and powerful presentation about his experiences. Secretary of State Kim Wyman emceed Friedman’s presentation Wednesday at the state Capitol. She thanked Friedman for having the courage to share his story. “The fact that he survived at all is a miracle,” Wyman…

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Writing contest on World War II under way

Writing contest on World War II under way

(Photo courtesy of Legacy Washington) To help mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, Washington students in grades 8 through 11 are invited to take part in an essay and letter-writing contest. The competition, sponsored by the Office of Secretary of State’s Legacy Washington program, asks students to either write a letter to a veteran (living or deceased) or an essay describing what World War II means to them. “This is a great opportunity for students…

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Watch TVW’s coverage of WA 1889 exhibit launch

Watch TVW’s coverage of WA 1889 exhibit launch

Secretary Wyman helps launch our office’s new exhibit on 1889 Washington. Seated from left are former Sen. Stuart Halsan, Shanna Stevenson and Russell Holter.   If you missed attending the recent grand opening of our office’s latest historical exhibit, no worries. TVW has the event available for viewing on its website. The new exhibit is called Washington 1889: Blazes, Rails and the Year of Statehood. It’s on display in our office’s front lobby until next August. You can watch the…

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New exhibit showcases Washington’s mark on the world

New exhibit showcases Washington’s mark on the world

Members of Nirvana, from left: Krist Novoselic, Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl. (Photo by Anton Corbijn) A free, privately funded exhibit opening next week in the State Capitol does more than just celebrate the many triumphs in business, science, technology and music that put Washington on the global map. “Grand Coulee to Grunge” is a good reminder that, as a state, we’ve been making it big for more than a century, and continue to do so. The image-based exhibit will…

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What’s our next exhibit? Funny you ask

What’s our next exhibit? Funny you ask

Our month-ling Quilts of Valor exhibit was taken down earlier this week, so the walls in our office’s front lobby are unusually bare. But that won’t last for long. The Office of Secretary of State is putting the final touches on a new, privately funded exhibit to be unveiled in early September. It’s called “Grand Coulee to Grunge: Eight stories that changed the world.” The free exhibit, which will be displayed for a year before traveling around the state,  recounts…

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Patriotism in every stitch

Patriotism in every stitch

Currently being hung in the Secretary of State’s lobby in the State Capitol are 13 “Quilts of Valor”. Each quilt has been beautifully handmade by residents of Washington and will be proudly displayed for the month of July. The lobby is being transformed to a patriotic display of red, white, and blue. The project is part of the Quilts of Valor program that has awarded over 80,000 quilts to veterans and current service members affected by war. These quilts bring color to the Office…

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