We welcome active duty military of all branches, reservists of all branches, veterans, family members, and Department of Defense (DOD) civilians and contractors. Many active and retired military personnel belong to our church, and there are a number of students in our school from military families.


It is important to the teachers and staff members that each student recognizes the sacrifices of military personnel. Every year the school hosts a Veterans Day program to honor the veterans in our midst, and the students sing the “fight songs” of each branch of the military. Our students are taught traditional values at Parkland Lutheran School – values like responsibility, respect, and integrity – and they learn what it means to be good citizens.


We offer Christian pastoral counseling for marriage, family, and individual issues. This includes pre- and post- deployment counseling and counseling for family pressures and stresses resulting from deployed spouses. We uphold the highest level of confidentiality and offer these sessions at no cost.

MILITARY MEMORIALSMemorial Church plaque

The Parkland Lutheran Church building is an army chapel moved on site from Ft. Lewis (now JBLM). The building was dedicated at its present location on March 14, 1948. It is called “Memorial Church” in honor of Parkland Lutheran member Lt. Robert J. Benson (1922-1944), who was killed in action during World War II.

A memorial bench and flagpole were added outside the school in memory of PFC Hannah Dobberstein, who died on June 25, 1999, while serving in active duty U.S. Army in Kuwait. Hannah attended Parkland Lutheran Church and School.

Hannah Dobberstein
PFC Hannah Dobberstein (memorial bench shown in image at top of page)