Veterans home turns 10

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Tracey Okutsu, right, admires a photograph of her grandfather, Yukio Okutsu, on Friday during the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home 10th anniversary celebration at the facility in Hilo.
  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Residents sit in the front row as members of the Hawaii National Guard Youth Challenge Academy retire the colors Friday during the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home 10th anniversary celebration at the facility in Hilo.

Dozens of veterans, community members and dignitaries braved heavy rain Friday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hilo’s Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home.