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Catalog Number 2013.077.310
Object Name article
Scope & Content On Friday, May 28, 1976, Joyce Daniels Harris wrote an article for the SKAGIT VALLEY HERALD following the April celebration of the 50th anniversary of Paul Luvera, Sr., and Mary Babarovich Luvera. She detailed the lives of both Luveras and titled the article "Paul Luvera loves America."

"Mr. Luvera's intense patriotism for America is accounted for by his belief that we are free, and that 'the sky's the limit' for all who have the energy and self-discipline to further their ambitions. This is a country of opportunity -- for all. It is the only country where freedom lives, and a self-educated person can forge ahead. European countries still have barriers, and classes, and low economic standards. This is a wonderful country."

In 1971 he was voted the most outstanding citizen of Skagit County by the Skagit County Bar Association and given the Law Day Award.

The U.S. Navy commissioned him to carve a totem pole for their Naval Supply boat, the U.S.S. PUGET SOUND. The Navy had fabric replicas made for the insignia patches which their crew members wore on their uniforms.

All three children and their fourteen grandchildren attended the Golden Anniversary celebration.
Title article about Luvera's 50th anniversary
Caption Golden Anniversary for Luveras
Date 1976/05/28
People LUVERA, Paul, Sr.
HARRIS, Joyce Daniels
LUVERA, Mary Thelma BABAROVICH
Search Terms SKAGIT VALLEY HERALD
golden anniversary
golden
patriotism
Law Day Award
Navy
insignia
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
Communication - Newspaper