Kids honor vets

Published November 10, 2010 / by Steve Berentson

Students will be out of school tomorrow on Veterans Day, so several assemblies were held Wednesday, including an afternoon gathering at Island View Elementary School. Among veterans honored with applause and small American flags were (r. to l.) teacher Rodney Bickley, City Council member Brian Geer, office assistant Cathy Pitts, Ron Carlson and his grandson, Nathan Smelley. Geer was a guest speaker and Principal Bernard Selting served as emcee.

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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