Posted on November 13, 2009
Aaron Aamot of Custer WA. ( a Hamlet just north of Ferndale Wa) Died in the Afghanistan War Nov. 5, 2009. Spc Aamot was killed by a Vehicle land mine bomb. Aaren was in the Army 17th Infantry Regiment the 5th Stryker Brigade. I was in the county doing Real Estate tasks and drove by the Bay View Cemetery on Bay Rd. and from there all the way to Bellingham, every road, every Freeway overpass, every exit, back to the Fairhaven Exit ( a total of 8 exits) were crowded with American flags, soldiers, Veterans, and just plain people from all walks of life. State patrol cars, Fire trucks, all flashing lights in honor and and appreciation. I had tears in my eyes for the lost soldier, and "son" of Whatcom county, and gratitude to be part of such a respectful and loving community that this county is.