Today is Veterans Day; free haircuts today, potluck dinner for vets tonight

Today is Veterans Day, a federal holiday. Banks, local government offices, post offices and schools are closed.

— Connie Auge Salon (555 Spring St., 378-8540) is offering free haircuts today for veterans.

— American Legion Post 163 (378-5705) is hosting a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. for members and guests.

— Watch the Veterans Day ceremonies at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. ON C-SPAN.

— Watch the attached video about Merrill's Marauders, the special forces unit in the South-East Asian Theater of World War II which fought in the Burma Campaign. Its members included Roy Matsumoto of San Juan Island.

Matsumoto is a member of the Army Ranger Hall of Fame and the National Intelligence Hall of Fame for his service with Merrill's Marauders. His intelligence work is credited with saving the lives of more than 200 Marauders. He served 30 years in the Army before retiring.

— Read World War II veteran Howard Schonberger's VETERANS DAY COLUMN.

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