November 7th, 2020

Veterans Day song: 2009

He introduced himself as Scott Thomson, and told his modest Causland Memorial Park audience he was up most of the night working on the lyrics to his new song. The song he offered was a tribute to U.S. military veterans, several of whom were gathered at the Nov. 11, 2009 event in recognition of the national holiday. The last line of Thomson’s song was: “There’s one last thing I would like to say. Every day should be Veterans Day.” About two dozen people were gathered, including City Council members Erica Pickett and Nick Petrish. Port of Anacortes Executive Director Bob Hyde was also in attendance. Sadly, COVID-19 restrictions have led to cancellation of Veterans Day 2020 events.

Alternative Text

About Photographer 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.

Photos are available for use as prints and online use. Please contact me for pricing.

$12 for 5 X 7 inch archival print, mailing included.

All Photos are © Steve Berentson. All rights reserved.

Thank you for visiting

A casual journal spotlighting
Anacortes residents and events


Anacortes Today
c/o Steve Berentson
1102 King Street
Anacortes, WA 98221

Photo Prints & Licensing

Photos are available as archival prints. They are also available for licensing to be used on your website. Please contact us to request a photo.

© 2022 Anacortes Today | Accessibility Privacy Policy Terms of Service