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The sun shone briefly as Anacortes honored Veteran’s Day with a brief ceremony in Causland Park.

The rain held off, the wind was blowing, and the sun popped out a couple times as about 100 people honored America’s veterans on Tuesday.

Scouts from two local Boy Scout troops raised the American flag, Betsy Jane Mosley sang the National Anthem and Scout Tyler Oats lead the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Participants placed a wreath at the memorial in the park.

Veteran’s Day started out in 1918 as Armistice Day, as a tribute to the American dead of the First World War. In the 1950’s, Congress renamed it Veteran’s Day to honor all of America’s military veterans, living as well as dead.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,088 Confirmed Skagit Cases
379 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

257 Hospitalizations
61 Deaths
7,457 Fully Vaccinated
25,509 Doses Given


317,805 Confirmed Cases Statewide
19,160 Hospitalizations

4,881 Deaths Statewide

Updated 6 pm, February 23, 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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