Washington State Ferries will observe two minutes of silence on Veterans Day to recognize the bravery and sacrifice of the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
The moments of silence will be observed at 11:11 a.m. on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11.
Following the moment of silence, all ferries that are sailing will sound their whistles to salute all former military personnel, many of whom work for WSF or ride the boats each day.
In addition, on Friday, Nov. 9, through Monday, Nov. 12, WSF will fly the POW/MIA flag on all operating vessels.
“Recognizing the nearly 600,000 veterans, 60,000 active duty, 19,000 reservists and their family members that call Washington state home is important to us,” said Ferry System Assistant Secretary Amy Scarton.
“Their sacrifice and dedication deserve our special thanks for their service to this nation,” she said.
WSF also notes that Centerplate, the ferry system’s onboard galley vendor, will be honoring former and current military personnel with a fleet-wide 10-percent discount on all food and beverages on Sunday, Nov. 11, with proper identification.