Community honors veterans

Published November 11, 2017 / by Steve Berentson

U.S. Navy LCdr. Chris Long (at podium) was among six speakers today at the Veterans Day event hosted by the Port of Anacortes. Also speaking were Port Commissioner Joe Verdoes, Mayor Laurie Gere, retired military chaplain Chris Anderson, retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Dan Worra (current Port Executive Director) and retired U.S. Navy Capt. Doug Swoish. The well-attended event also featured Town Crier Richard Riddell, soloist Lynette McCormack, APD Officer Janet Wilson (TAPS) and the Skagit Swings Band. Also on hand was a color guard from NAS Whidbey.

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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