Veterans Day 2005

Published November 11, 2005 / by Steve Berentson

U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Hartley Postlewaite (at podium) was one of several speakers at a Veterans Day event held at Causland Park in downtown Anacortes. Approximately 100 people braved a chilling wind for the ceremony, which was organized by Troop 81 Boy Scout Chad Knutsen and emceed by Martin Iverson. Veterans Day was officially declared by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1954. See more photos in Activities section under “Veterans honored at Causland Park.”

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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