Remembrance poppies
May 28th, 2016

Remembrance poppies

Pictured here Saturday morning at Safeway are U.S. veterans Pat Mooney and Walter Garland, presenting red poppies to all wishing to receive one. The remembrance poppy is an artificial flower used since 1921 to commemorate military personnel who have died in war. Inspired by the WWI poem “In Flanders Fields,” they were first adopted by the American Legion to commemorate American soldiers killed in that war (1914–1918). Mooney is a retired U.S. Marine. Garland serves as Veterans Services Officer for American Legion Post #13.

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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.

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