Veterans honored

Published November 11, 2010 / by Steve Berentson

More than 200 people gathered Thursday for a Veterans Day event that started at Causland Park and ended at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed Event Center. Guest soloist was Kaitlynn Wollam, whose grandfather was a veteran of WWII. Others on stage included Mayor Dean Maxell, emcee Bob Hyde (retired commander, USN), City Council member and Army veteran Brian Geer, active Army Sgt. Shelby Junkman (also served in the U.S. Marine Corps), retired Air Force Col. Eric Johnson and Father Vu Tran. More photos to come in Activities section.

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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