Wally Garland honors those who gave their lives in service
Singing patriotic tunes
Pat Mooney, Patrick Mooney and Sally Bell
Jeannie, Kris and Donna
About three dozen U.S. veterans, friends and family gathered today at Grand View Cemetery to mark Memorial Day 2022. The event, sponsored by American Legion Post 13 of Anacortes, included music, prayer, remarks and the placement of flowers at the base of a memorial stone. Other local events were held at Causland Memorial Park and Fernhill Cemetery. Veterans Memorial Plaza at Anacortes High School was also open to the public.
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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