Photos by Tag: veterans

July 13th, 2011

Vets on parade

Onlookers at the 2011 Anacortes Fourth of July parade had the opportunity to applaud this esteemed group of U.S. military veterans. We salute your contributions!

November 12th, 2010

Vet Day speaker

Among speakers at this week’s Veterans Day event at the Port of Anacortes Event Center was U.S. Army Sgt. Shelby Junkman. Junkman, who has leadership responsibilities at the National Guard Armory, is also a former U.S. Marine with combat experience. Her emotional speech included the reading of a poem by a Marine friend who was […]

November 11th, 2010

Veterans honored

More than 200 people gathered Thursday for a Veterans Day event that started at Causland Park and ended at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed Event Center. Guest soloist was Kaitlynn Wollam, whose grandfather was a veteran of WWII. Others on stage included Mayor Dean Maxell, emcee Bob Hyde (retired commander, USN), City Council member […]

November 10th, 2010

Kids honor vets

Students will be out of school tomorrow on Veterans Day, so several assemblies were held Wednesday, including an afternoon gathering at Island View Elementary School. Among veterans honored with applause and small American flags were (r. to l.) teacher Rodney Bickley, City Council member Brian Geer, office assistant Cathy Pitts, Ron Carlson and his grandson, […]

June 30th, 2010

Tasty outreach

This is part of the cooking crew from the Anacortes Elks Club, which Wednesday afternoon hosted a barbecue at Washington Park for several dozen people bused in from the Veterans Hospital in Seattle. A veterans representative extended his thanks after the lunceheon for a relationship of support that dates back more than 15 years.

November 11th, 2009

U.S. veterans honored

Included among those gathered for a 2008 Veterans Day event at Causland Park were Bud Lane (left) and Roland Greenfield. A 2009 ceremony is tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. at historic Causland Park. Featured today in the Skagit Valley Herald is Anacortes resident Bob Legan, a Marine who served in World War II and the […]

November 11th, 2009

Musical tribute

He introduced himself as Scott Thomson, and told his modest Causland Park audience he was up most of the night working on the lyrics to his song. The song he sang was a tribute to U.S. military veterans, several of whom were gathered at the 11 a.m. event in recognition of the national holiday. The […]

November 11th, 2008

Tribute to veterans

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5056 Commander Kevin Lee, US Army (ret) speaks to a Veteran’s Day audience at Causland Memorial Park near downtown Anacortes. Several dozen people braved cool temperature and wind to pay tribute to veterans on this holiday once called “Armistice Day.” Lee urged those in his audience to express their […]

January 22nd, 2006

WWI Veterans

This downtown mural by artist/historian Bill Mitchell pays tribute to two Anacortes men who fought in World War I. On the left is Wallie Funk, Sr., a mural crafted after a photograph taken in France in 1917. On the right is Charles Pinson, USN, USS Chabaulip, 1917. Funk’s son Wallie owned the Anacortes American in […]

November 12th, 2005

Buck Compton

Celebrated World War II veteran Buck Compton was one of several speakers Friday morning at a Veterans Day event held at Causland Park in Anacortes. Compton, who served in the 101st Airborne Division’s “Easy Company” (506th Parachute Infantry Regiment), was honored with the Silver Star for his service. He said yesterday he did not expect […]

November 11th, 2005

Veterans Day 2005

U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Hartley Postlewaite (at podium) was one of several speakers at a Veterans Day event held at Causland Park in downtown Anacortes. Approximately 100 people braved a chilling wind for the ceremony, which was organized by Troop 81 Boy Scout Chad Knutsen and emceed by Martin Iverson. Veterans Day was officially declared […]

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