4Culture will be closed Tuesday in honor of Veterans Day

Vets Restore video still, produced by Ethan Steinman, Daltonic Films LLC © 2013 4Culture
Vets Restore video still, produced by Ethan Steinman, Daltonic Films LLC © 2013 4Culture
Vets Restore video still, produced by Ethan Steinman, Daltonic Films LLC © 2013 4Culture
Vets Restore video still, produced by Ethan Steinman, Daltonic Films LLC © 2013 4Culture

You know when you feel so strongly about something, that you can’t talk or write about it without choking up? That’s how I feel, when I write or talk about veterans. I’m not sure why. I’m a hippy kid. My friends often tease me about my lengthy stories about living in a Volkswagen van. I was however, raised to serve others, advance community. That’s our mission at 4Culture, which I guess makes us pretty similar to those who serve in the military.

4Culture works quietly with veterans each day, as I’m sure many of you do. Veterans are artists, historians and educators. They work in historic preservation and public art. They run cultural organizations. There are more than 600,000 veterans in Washington State and quite a few of those, call King County home. Many veterans seek to continue to serve others by strengthening community, and that is one of the reasons we started our program, Vets Restore.

Join 4Culture in getting a little choked up this Veterans Day. We are especially grateful to our Vets Restore participants: Kevin Bottini, Easton Branam, Zoe Gillespie, Dwight Jones, Gabriel Jones, Brandon Reddell, Scott Carlson and Sergio Cruz.