Veterans Services & Programs


Mayor Christine Frizzell and the City Council are committed to making Lynnwood  a veterans-supportive and ready city. The discussion began with a Veterans Services Round Table in 2015, when a diverse group of services providers gathered to collaborate, share resources and figure out a way to provide better services to our nation’s heroes. Through dedicated volunteers and great partnerships, here are the programs and services proudly available today to serve our nation’s heroes.

All these grass roots services continue to grow. It is with great pride and honor to say that Lynnwood is a Veterans-Supportive and Ready city where our nation’s heroes can live, work, educate, recreate – and thrive!

Hero's Cafe is a gathering of Veterans focused on outreach, interaction and welfare of the members of our Veterans community. Hero's Cafe is held on the last Tuesday of the month at the New Life Church, 6519 188th, St SW, Lynnwood. Doors are opened at 9:00am, coffee and pastries are free. Lunch is served at 11:00am and is also free. 

WHAT: The mission and purpose of the Northwest Veterans Museum is to honor and perpetuate the legacy of military veterans and educate the public, especially our youth, about the sacrifices made by the men and women who served in all military branches.

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 11:00am - 3:00pm

The museum is located in the Wickers Building at Heritage Park, 19921 
Poplar Way, Lynnwood

New Programming:

The Northwest Veterans Museum is proud to present a monthly film series! Each film will be preceded by a short talk/and or slide show on the subject. Admission is free!

Time: Thursday at 1:00pm. The Museum opens at 11:00am

Presenter: NWVM Docent Bruce Clute

Light refreshments will be served.

Film schedule:

August 18: MacArthur

September 15: Patton

October 13: The Longest Day

November 10: Saving Private Ryan

December 8: Tora, Tora, Tora



WHAT: Annual celebratory events hosted in partnership with the Veterans of Foreign War Post 1040, Edmonds College Veterans Support Center, and many others to honor and celebrate our nation’s heroes.

WHEN: These events are hosted annually on Memorial Day and Veterans Day

Lynnwood's Veterans Park, 


WHAT: City of Lynnwood adopted the United States Navy Ship William Sampson (DDG-102) to support community relationships between sailors and Lynnwood residents during community events, celebrations, and holidays. Lynnwood residents also have the opportunity to host sailors for holiday family meals.

WHEN: During community events, celebrations and holidays

WHERE: Naval Station Everett is located at 2000 West Marine View Drive, Everett WA, however events would be hosted locally in Lynnwood.

WHAT: The City of Lynnwood has been selected as the future of the next Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, which serves to honor the families of servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the US military.

WHEN: November 2, 2022.

WHERE: Veterans Park located adjacent to the Civic Campus on the corner of 44th Ave West and Veterans Way (194th St SW).