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week, and the Hoaloha Club, made up of WAC girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 21, sang and danced for servicemen at the Bremerton Navy Yard, Paine Field, Sand Point Naval Air Station, Pier 41, and Fort Lawton. The last of those locations is now better known as Discovery Park and served as a major port of embarkation for soldiers and materials bound for the Pacific Ocean. Lists of WAC men in service were printed in WAC News. Inside the Club, first aid classes became one of the most popular activities. As the war continued, so did work in the Victory Work Center. In a single day in 1944, WAC women sewed 115 sheets for the Army hospital ship Marigold, which left from Seattle to join the war. A special commendation from the Seattle chapter of the Red Cross followed the effort, stating: "It is gratifying to know that we may depend on your unit for any emergency work." Now, 70 years after the war and 85 years after the founding of the WAC, we pause to reflect. The best reverence, after all, floats in silence. —Darrick Meneken is Managing Editor of WAC Magazine. LOOK ING BACK Learn more about the WAC's 85 years of history. Other articles in this series include: • Uncover our rich athletics history, wacmagazine.com/i/450770/34. • Discover the crucial role of women and families at the Club, wacmagazine.com/i/484756/28. • Follow the Clubhouse's expansion and improvement through the years, wacmagazine.com/i/519795/28. • Meet the people behind Clubhouse spaces, wacmagazine.com/i/546729-august-2015/34. SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2015 | Washington Athletic Club Magazine | 33 W A C N E W S A R C H I V E S , A U G U S T 1 9 4 2 W A C N E W S A R C H I V E S , A U G U S T 1 9 4 4 WA C N E W S A R C H I V E S , J U LY 1 9 4 3

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