Veterans celebrate holidays

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Veteran Bob Bartolo, seated center, gets help from a Kapaa Middle School ukulele band and choir members in performing “The 12 Days of Christmas Hawaiian Style” Saturday during the annual holiday luncheon presented by the Kauai Veterans Council at the Kauai Veterans Center.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Genevieve Anderson, 101 years young, reacts after being presented with a U.S. Coast Guard Station Kauai shirt and an offer to pilot one of the station’s boats by USCG Station Kauai representatives Devin Tull and Matt Seitz Saturday during the holiday luncheon presented by the Kauai Veterans Council at the Kauai Veterans Center. Looking on is Anderson’s escort, former mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.

LIHUE — The U.S. Coast Guard made Genevieve Anderson an offer she could not refuse Saturday during the annual Christmas luncheon presented by the Kauai Veterans Council.

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