Marine Corps veteran Joe LoParo (right) stands with Navy and Pearl Harbor veteran Mikki Ganitch, who was two weeks shy of 101 in this recent photograph. Ganitch was serving aboard the USS Pennsylvania on Dec. 7, 1941, when the ship was docked in Pearl Harbor.
A town hall meeting where veterans can learn about benefits and services available to them takes place Thursday, Nov. 7, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Alameda Veterans Building, 2203 Central Ave. The town hall will be preceded by a women veterans’ mixer at 2:30 p.m.
Nancy Gordon has been hosting Music to Inspire as a remedy to COVID-19. She serenades her neighbors from her lawn, playing the guitar and singing along with her granddaughters, Malia, Kai and Ruby. Nov. 11 marked her 20th event. She takes donations from the audience.
In honor of Veterans Day and to salute all veterans, I present some very special letters my uncle wrote from the front during World War I. Carroll Hosbrook, a farm boy from Ohio, found himself in a small French village on Nov. 11, 1918.