Tribute to veterans

Published November 11, 2008 / by Steve Berentson

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5056 Commander Kevin Lee, US Army (ret) speaks to a Veteran’s Day audience at Causland Memorial Park near downtown Anacortes. Several dozen people braved cool temperature and wind to pay tribute to veterans on this holiday once called “Armistice Day.” Lee urged those in his audience to express their thanks to veterans not only in words, but by actions. Also participating in the Veteran’s Day ceremony were Boy Scout troops 81 and 84. VFW Past Post Commander Keith LaRue followed Lee with a tribute to veterans. See more photos in the Activities section under “Veteran’s Day 2008.”

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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