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New war memorial

A new Veterans Memorial Plaza was dedicated at the high school during a ceremony this week. It will act as a replacement for the old War Memorial Field which will be the site of a new high school building.

Among speakers at the Wednesday afternoon dedication was Matt Miller, a retired Navy officer who served on the Veterans Memorial Committee. Also pictured at the podium are committee members Richard Iversen (USAF retired) and Eric Johnson (USAF retired).

Veterans Memorial architect was Brooks MIddleton, who used five rusted metal plates to represent the five branches of the U.S. military. Several hundred people attended the dedication ceremony, which featured a flyover by jets from NAS Whidbey.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,586 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

288 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
35,476 Fully Vaccinated
50,348 Initial Doses Given


357,122 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,368 Hospitalizations

5,380 Deaths Statewide
1,830,811 Fully Vaccinated
2,748,811 Initial Doses Given

Updated 8 pm, April 16, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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