items tagged with memorial

June 8, 2011

Causland in bloom

Causland Memorial Park in downtown Anacortes is in full bloom, as evidenced by this Tuesday afternoon photograph. The flag was at half staff in memory of the “D Day” Allied invasion of World War II. This park was originally established … Continue reading

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May 30, 2011

Memorial tribute

Pictured here are Stan Jewell (with flowers) and two others of about two dozen veterans gathered Monday morning at Grandview Cemetery for a Memorial Day service. In addition to the veterans, more than two dozen others gathered for the brief … Continue reading

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May 24, 2011

Waterfront gem

If you haven’t been down to see it yet, make a point of putting the Seafarers’ Memorial Park on your calendar. This park, located adjacent to the south end of Cap Sante Boat Haven, is destined to be a favorite … Continue reading

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July 5, 2010

Rockets red glare

Once again this year, Anacortes residents were treated to an impressive fireworks display over Fidalgo Bay. This year’s John Curtis Memorial Fireworks Display even got started a bit earlier than in recent years. Thanks to all who made the show … Continue reading

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June 1, 2010

Vietnam memorial

Many Anacortes residents are aware of the memorial to fallen service personnel located at historic Causland Park. This memorial dates back to the World War I era. Grand View Cemetery in south Anacortes is home to a memorial to those … Continue reading

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April 17, 2010

Lew Janz memorial

Hundreds gathered Saturday, April 17 for a service in memory of Anacortes resident Lew Janz, who died April 13 as the result of injuries sustained in an April 2 explosion at Tesoro Refinery. Janz, who died at Harborview Medical Center … Continue reading

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August 23, 2009

Fields of dreams

Lots of memories tied up in the various sports fields pictured here. We’ve got War Memorial Stadium and Rice Field at the high school, Don Daniels Stadium and Volunteer Park below. All reflect community philanthropy (generosity) and countless hours of … Continue reading

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May 25, 2009

Proud Americans

Singer Betsy Mosley (right) led a Memorial Day gathering in a chorus of “Proud to be an American” at a morning ceremony at Grand View Cemetery in Anacortes.

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May 24, 2009

Memorial events

These veterans are among the two dozen or so people who gathered Monday morning at Grand View Cemetery in Anacortes to honor those who gave their lives in military service to their country. Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American … Continue reading

March 20, 2009

Park restoration

Bryan Elliott (right) and Matthew Harding were back in Anacortes this week doing restoration work at Causland Memorial Park. This is Elliott Stoneworks’ fourth major project at the landmark park in downtown Anacortes.

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May 25, 2008

Boating weather

Take one Memorial Day Weekend, add PassageMaker Trawler Fest and sunshine … and you’ve got a great day of activity at Cap Sante Boat Haven, the community marina in downtown Anacortes. Visiting trawlers leave under excellent conditions as locals also … Continue reading

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May 8, 2008

Causland begins to erupt

I encountered several city crews this morning on a drive to town, one of which was mowing and trimming at Causland Memorial Park on 8th Street. Rhodies are not in full bloom yet, but splashes of color like this are … Continue reading

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