Support our troops!

Published July 5, 2019 / by Steve Berentson

There’s no wondering what this red, white and blue Anacortes parade entry is all about. “We Support Our Troops,” reads the lead-off banner. Other signs read “Thank You, U.S. Military,” and “God Gave Us Freedom. The Constitution Guarantees It.” Thanks to all who provide this opportunity for reflection and gratitude.

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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