Memorial events

Published May 24, 2009 / by Steve Berentson

These veterans are among the two dozen or so people who gathered Monday morning at Grand View Cemetery in Anacortes to honor those who gave their lives in military service to their country. Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion organizations partnered for Memorial Day services at Guemes Island, Grand View Cemetery and Fern Hill Cemetery. They also dropped a wreath at mid-channel on the ferry ride to Guemes.

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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