Wreath of remembrance

Published December 6, 2018 / by Steve Berentson

On the same day that U.S. President George H.W. Bush was to be buried, members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Anacortes marked the “Feast of St. Nicholas” as they do each year on December 6. Events of the day included a mass, a blessing of the fishing fleet and wreath-laying at Seafarers’ Memorial Park, and finally a gathering at the Croatian Cultural Center downtown. One remembrance wreath was placed on the memorial, one tossed into the water. See “In the News” section here for more photos and details.

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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