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December 7th, 2021

Remembering Pearl Harbor attack, 1941

I had the opportunity in 2013 to visit Pearl Harbor, including a “back view” tour by a gracious veteran/docent. This vantage point is from the Ford Island shoreline, near the site of the original memorial to the USS Arizona. According to the U.S. Park Service, the USS Arizona is the final resting place for many […]

September 11th, 2021

20th Anniversary of 9-11 tragedy

Today we remember the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. To visit national memorial website, click here.

June 9th, 2021

A tribute to Lee Dawes: 1929-2021

  This is a memorial tribute to Lee Dawes, an undeniable presence over the years as cannoneer at many community events including the Anacortes Waterfront Festival. Lee, who was preceded in death by his wife Betty (2019), died in Anacortes at the age of 92 on May 27, 2021. The U.S. Air Force veteran worked […]

February 11th, 2021

Altair-Americus Memorial Park: 1991

Sunday, February 14 marks 38 years since the tragic loss of Anacortes-based crab fishing boats “Altair” and “Americus” and their 14 crewmembers in a Bering Sea storm. A tribute plaque to those who died in the 1983 accident was dedicated in 1991. It stands near the W.T. Preston sternwheeler and Cap Sante Marina. (Photo from […]

February 5th, 2020

Re-opening of Seafarers’ Park 2011

It was May 2011 when the Port of Anacortes celebrated completion of an environmental cleanup and re-opening of Seafarers’ Memorial Park on the shoreline of Fidalgo Bay. A picture perfect afternoon. This park remains one of this seaside community’s prized public assets.

June 8th, 2011

Causland in bloom

Causland Memorial Park in downtown Anacortes is in full bloom, as evidenced by this Tuesday afternoon photograph. The flag was at half staff in memory of the “D Day” Allied invasion of World War II. This park was originally established to commemorate local servicemen who gave their lives in World War I.

May 30th, 2011

Memorial tribute

Pictured here are Stan Jewell (with flowers) and two others of about two dozen veterans gathered Monday morning at Grandview Cemetery for a Memorial Day service. In addition to the veterans, more than two dozen others gathered for the brief service, hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion. See more photos […]

May 24th, 2011

Waterfront gem

If you haven’t been down to see it yet, make a point of putting the Seafarers’ Memorial Park on your calendar. This park, located adjacent to the south end of Cap Sante Boat Haven, is destined to be a favorite recreational spot for tourists and city residents alike.

July 5th, 2010

Rockets red glare

Once again this year, Anacortes residents were treated to an impressive fireworks display over Fidalgo Bay. This year’s John Curtis Memorial Fireworks Display even got started a bit earlier than in recent years. Thanks to all who made the show possible!

June 1st, 2010

Vietnam memorial

Many Anacortes residents are aware of the memorial to fallen service personnel located at historic Causland Park. This memorial dates back to the World War I era. Grand View Cemetery in south Anacortes is home to a memorial to those who died in the Vietnam War. Plaques include the names of Darwin Engman, U.S. Army, […]

April 17th, 2010

Lew Janz memorial

Hundreds gathered Saturday, April 17 for a service in memory of Anacortes resident Lew Janz, who died April 13 as the result of injuries sustained in an April 2 explosion at Tesoro Refinery. Janz, who died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, was the sixth fatality following the industrial explosion and fire. Sole surviving victim […]

August 23rd, 2009

Fields of dreams

Lots of memories tied up in the various sports fields pictured here. We’ve got War Memorial Stadium and Rice Field at the high school, Don Daniels Stadium and Volunteer Park below. All reflect community philanthropy (generosity) and countless hours of volunteer maintenance work.

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