WWII veteran

Published November 11, 2006 / by Steve Berentson

Anacortes resident Stan Jewell, who served in the U.S. Navy in WWII, is a familiar face among local veterans. He is past commander of the local post of the American Legion, and routinely takes part in cermonies on holidays such as Veterans Day, Independence Day and Memorial Day. On Thursday he made a presentation to Island View Elementary School students, bringing an American Legion collection of historic flags for a Veterans Day assembly. He is pictured here with the 13-star American flag, featuring a star for each of the first states of the union.

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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