Local VFW founder celebrates 101st birthday

Friends and family sing Happy Birthday to Dick Skarnes, center, who tuned 101 Saturday at the Lance Corporal Christopher Camero Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12122. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Dick Skarnes grew up during the Great Depression, served in the armed forces in World War II, was founder of the local VFW and on Saturday celebrated his 101st birthday with family and friends.