Vet Day speaker

Published November 12, 2010 / by Steve Berentson

Among speakers at this week’s Veterans Day event at the Port of Anacortes Event Center was U.S. Army Sgt. Shelby Junkman. Junkman, who has leadership responsibilities at the National Guard Armory, is also a former U.S. Marine with combat experience. Her emotional speech included the reading of a poem by a Marine friend who was subsequently killed by a roadside bomb. Junkman’s speech brought many to tears, and drew a standing ovation.

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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