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July 13, 2011

Vets on parade

Onlookers at the 2011 Anacortes Fourth of July parade had the opportunity to applaud this esteemed group of U.S. military veterans. We salute your contributions!

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November 12, 2010

Vet Day speaker

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. … Continue reading

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November 11, 2010

Veterans honored

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 … Continue reading

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November 10, 2010

Kids honor vets

Students will be out of school tomorrow on Veterans Day, so several assemblies were held Wednesday, including an afternoon gathering at Island View Elementary School. Among veterans honored with applause and small American flags were (r. to l.) teacher Rodney … Continue reading

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June 30, 2010

Tasty outreach

This is part of the cooking crew from the Anacortes Elks Club, which Wednesday afternoon hosted a barbecue at Washington Park for several dozen people bused in from the Veterans Hospital in Seattle. A veterans representative extended his thanks after … Continue reading

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November 11, 2009

U.S. veterans honored

Included among those gathered for a 2008 Veterans Day event at Causland Park were Bud Lane (left) and Roland Greenfield. A 2009 ceremony is tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. at historic Causland Park. Featured today in the Skagit Valley Herald … Continue reading

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November 11, 2009

Musical tribute

He introduced himself as Scott Thomson, and told his modest Causland Park audience he was up most of the night working on the lyrics to his song. The song he sang was a tribute to U.S. military veterans, several of … Continue reading

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November 11, 2008

Tribute to veterans

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5056 Commander Kevin Lee, US Army (ret) speaks to a Veteran’s Day audience at Causland Memorial Park near downtown Anacortes. Several dozen people braved cool temperature and wind to pay tribute to veterans on … Continue reading

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January 22, 2006

WWI Veterans

This downtown mural by artist/historian Bill Mitchell pays tribute to two Anacortes men who fought in World War I. On the left is Wallie Funk, Sr., a mural crafted after a photograph taken in France in 1917. On the right … Continue reading

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November 12, 2005

Buck Compton

Celebrated World War II veteran Buck Compton was one of several speakers Friday morning at a Veterans Day event held at Causland Park in Anacortes. Compton, who served in the 101st Airborne Division’s “Easy Company” (506th Parachute Infantry Regiment), was … Continue reading

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November 11, 2005

Veterans Day 2005

U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Hartley Postlewaite (at podium) was one of several speakers at a Veterans Day event held at Causland Park in downtown Anacortes. Approximately 100 people braved a chilling wind for the ceremony, which was organized by Troop … Continue reading

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