Washington State Ferries to honor veterans Thursday with whistle tribute

POW/MIA flag to fly on all operating vessels Nov. 11

SEATTLE – At 11:11 a.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, all operating Washington State Ferries vessels underway will sound their whistles in tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.                                                                                            

In addition, WSF will fly the POW/MIA flag on all operating vessels on Veterans Day, honoring those who were held as prisoners of war or were declared missing in action during their service.

“It’s been another tough year for our employees and customers, and we are honored to continue the tradition of celebrating veterans and service members who have served our country,” said Patty Rubstello, head of WSF. “This will be our sixth consecutive year to sound the whistles. We are proud of and thankful for the veterans in our workforce as they continue to provide protection and safety for their fellow Washingtonians, especially in these challenging times.”

WSF, a division of the Washington State Department of Transportation, is the largest ferry system in the U.S. and safely and efficiently carries tens of millions of people a year through some of the most majestic scenery in the world. The system is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. For breaking news and the latest information, follow WSF on Twitter and Facebook.

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