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  • Fort Worden Remembers Memorial Day On a sunny Tuesday morning 80 years ago on the 30th of May, troops from Battery G, and the fort’s regimental band mustered in front of the Fort Worden movie theater in preparation for the annual Memorial Day service. The detail, comprising nearly 200 soldiers, stepped off precisely at 11:25am… Read More
  • Forced Wedding March Eighty years ago, weddings in Port Townsend had to come to grips with new Army regulations. Fort Worden had come out of its twenty year slumber that followed WWI, and the post was returning to life. Anti-aircraft guns were replacing the big guns on Artillery Hill and new recruits, both… Read More
  • The Life and Times of an Unwanted Balloon Hanger Fort Worden’s balloon hanger began as a boondoggle and wound up a windfall. Following World War I, it was evident to Army brass that Puget Sound’s “Triangle of Fire,” was no longer the imposing technological marvel it was touted to be. During the Great War, the development of balloons and… Read More
  • Fort Worden 100 Years Ago In January 1918, America had been at war for nine months (Congress declared war on Germany April 6, 1917). At the start of the new year Fort Worden was in the midst of a dramatic transformation from a bastion of defense for Puget Sound to an embarkation point for young… Read More
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