Fly the flag

Published July 2, 2003 / by Steve Berentson

This scene is from last year’s 4th of July parade, a wonderful community event sponsored annually by the Anacortes Women of Today. Once again this year, the city’s firemen will participate, rolling by crowds in bright, shiny trucks and other emergency response vehicles. This flag was mounted by Firefighter/Paramedic James Wireman on the ladder of The City of Anacortes just before the parade began. Don’t miss this event, a community classic. The annual “Town Photo” will be taken at 10 a.m. at the intersection of 5th and Commercial Avenue. The parade begins at 11 a.m. Friday, July 4, starting from the Port of Anacortes dock and moving south on Commercial Avenue. A patriotic program will follow at Causland Park. A brief note from history: The Second Continental Congress actually declared independence from Britain on July 2, 1776. Delegates declared independence that day but didn

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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