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Hold on to these happy memories, Mr. Mayor

Flying to Washington, D.C., to learn about plans for big, shiny trains. Taking delivery on actual big, shiny, fuel-efficient buses.

Boy, being mayor is a blast, huh?

It might even help Peter Carlisle that five newbie City Council members will be too busy getting their sea legs to give the new mayor much grief.

But we’re sure hizzoner knows full well that there’s more in store than fast rides and inaugural pomp and circumstance. Surely he sees that dark cloud hanging on the horizon — or is it the smoke from beach campfires? — suggesting that he’ll soon have to contend with the homeless situation.

Oh, well, everyone deserves a honeymoon, so enjoy. Reality will bite soon enough.

Honoring veterans, today and beyond

The outpouring of appreciation and affection for America’s troops and veterans will be evident tomorrow, as the nation pauses as it does every year on Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

In Hawaii, events include the 10 a.m. ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, the Wahiawa Lions’ 65th annual parade and a 1 p.m. commemoration at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

In ways big and small, public and private, honor America’s veterans for sacrificing so much for our country.

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