Five weeks ago, I launched my candidacy for the U.S. Senate, focused on delivering a message of energy and optimism directly to the people of our great state.
Many Juneau residents came to the 10 a.m. service for Roy and Elizabeth Peratrovich at Evergreen Cemetery which featured a U.S. Coast Guard honor guard. It was sponsored by the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood Camps 2 and 70.
On The Radio!!! The Juneau Juniors All Star games in Petersburg will be broadcast by www.kfsk.org. So go online to kfsk.org and check them out.
Some patriotic citizens fly the stars and stripes from their boat while fishing in the Gastineau Channel on Tuesday.
In Alaska, the nation, and the world
In Alaska and In the nation
Every year since 1976, the Juneau Volunteer Marching Band has practiced during June, performed in the Fourth of July parades, then vanished until the next summer. "We appear, then we disappear, like Brigadoon," said co-founder Bill Ruddy, 65, a Juneau lawyer and a trumpet player for the last 54 years. This year's season is no different, just a little more active, with five performances between Sunday, June 28 and Friday, July 4.
After returning from Baghdad in January, a number of Juneau residents have a whole new appreciation for the Fourth of July.
Stripped to his shirt sleeves on a desolate subpolar beach, the Inupiat Eskimo hunter gazes over his Arctic world. The midnight sun glitters on navy waves surrounding his island village. The town of Shishmaref sits amid the ruins of dugouts his ancestors chipped from the permafrost when Pharaohs were erecting pyramids in the hot sands of Egypt. His children and their cousins play tag on a hummock where his wife's parents and their parents are buried.
Patriotic displays have sprung up across the nation in the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attacks. The Stars and Stripes were hung on a cherry picker at Construction Machinery in Lemon Creek.
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