Veterans Day speakers salute at presentation of colors
Lee Schuirman recites "Old Glory"
Skagit Swings Big Band
Color Guard, Oak Harbor High School JROTC
Once again this year the community of Anacortes celebrated Veterans Day in a public ceremony featuring speeches, patriotic music and the laying of a ceremonial wreath in acknowledgement of those who gave their lives in service to this nation. The Port of Anacortes hosted the event at the Port Transit Shed adjacent to the Guemes Channel. Port Commissioner Bonnie Bowers served as emcee and Mayor Matt Miller delivered remarks. Other speakers included U.S. Navy Capt. David Harris and Cmdr. Jack Curtis, USN (retired). (More photos will be posted soon.)
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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