Sunday, August 30 was a windy, rainy day, but the faithful turned out for the fifth annual Stand With Those Who Serve event.

If you're unfamiliar, Stand With Those Who Serve is a "group dedicated to honoring the Law Enforcement and First-Responder communities and their families."  Every year the group sponsors an event for families to come together and share the reasons these brave men and women do their jobs.

Your Local Union is proud to participate in the event.

This year the event was held on the grounds of JBLM providing a fantastic opportunity for younger family members to see and feel some of our military's airplanes.

There was also the annual display of public safety vehicles and equipment from various departments and state agencies, which is a real source of pride for participants and their families.

History is served well too with the showing of older police cars and equipment, which some us recall with fondness.

The children are one of the most fun parts of the day as they get to see firsthand elements of the world their parents or other family members live and work within. Lots of smiles and good times were had but the on and off rain as the day went on did seem to dampen the attendance this year.

Next year we will be back again and we hope to see you there!