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Catalog Number 2012.071
Object Name Program
Scope & Content Program for the War Memorial Field Dedication at Anacortes high School, November 8, 1946. The field is the football field at the High School (AHS). Cover has football players and says: "Souvenir Program, 10cents, War Memorial Field Dedication and
Mount Vernon Bulldogs vs. Anacortes Sea Hawks, Northwest League and Skagit County Football Game; memorial Field, Anacortes, Friday, November 8th; All proceeds from the sale of these programs goes to the High School Hi-Y club. Inside the cover is an add for Coca-Cola, with the team members of both teams and place for writing in scores of game by quarters.

Insert page has: "In Memoriam and in the spirit of high competition--and the laughter of children at play many the memory of these Anacortes men who fell in the great battles of World War Two ... live forever..." Listed are: Barney Allen; Phillip O. Allen; Robert Allen; Roger D. Andrews; Walter Barber; Archie E. Brown; Kenneth Detwiler; Joseph Dwelley; Patrick George; Albert Grey; Robert Hammarlund; Clayton Kingston; Robert L. Knight; Herbert Leckman; Willis McMahon; Robert O'Bryant; Lloyd Rodin; Oakley Simon; Alfred Smith; Jay V. Thomson; Richard B. White and Lloyd Wilson

Article in the ANACORTES AMERICAN newspaper on Thursday, November 7, 1946 reads: "FIELD DEDICATION FRIDAY NIGHT -- Friday Night, To Be Historic Event In Anacortes, Huge Crowd Expected To Be On Hand For Occasion. The memory of some twenty Anacortes men who gave their lives in the service of their country will be perpetuated for the future this Friday evening, when the War Memorial Field dedication and the Anacortes Mount Vernon football game are held here under the lights.

A program to suitably dedicate the field will be held during the evening highlighted by the appearance here of the Bellingham American Legion Drum and Bugle Corps, State of Washington champions in their fields.

In addition the principal speaker of the evening will be Doctor T. J. Rasmussen of Bellingham, National Committeeman of the American Legion.

The Bellingham Eagles Drill Team, state champions, will participate in the festivities, and there will be numerous other stunts and events all under the direction of the Causland Post of the American Legion of Anacortes.

The football clash between the Anacortes Sea Hawks and the Mount Vernon Bulldogs will highlight the evening.

The Bulldogs and the Sea Hawks both rate as strong teams this year and with the traditional rivalry between the two elevens a "bang-up" game can be looked for.

Impressive, yet spirited is the program that the Legion Committee is working for in the thought that the memory of those killed in the service of their country will be honored in a ceremony fitting their sacrifices."
Title War Memorial Field Dedication and Mount Vernon Bulldogs vs. Anacortes Sea Hawks, Northwest League and Skagit County football game
Caption 1946 War Memorial Field Dedication program - cover
Date 1946 Nov 8
Search Terms program
A. H. S.
Anacortes High School
War Memorial Field
football field
Mount Vernon
Sea Hawk
Subjects Communication
Organization - School
Place - Anacortes, WA