Veterans Day past

Published October 25, 2018 / by Steve Berentson

With Veterans Day 2018 just around the corner I thought it appropriate to take this “Throwback Thursday” trip back to Veterans Day 2001, when hundreds of Island View Elementary students gathered for an assembly at Anacortes High School’s Williams Gym. Veterans included not only speakers but parents, family members and neighbors in the crowd. A great day of recognition!

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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