Free haircuts for all veterans. That’s how Sport Clips – Muskegon is observing Veterans Day on Friday.LSJ Logo incert

The company is going even further. Nationally, It’s donating $1 from each paid haircut this Veterans Day to the VFW’s Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship program.

“It’s one way we can give back to our veterans, by doing what we know how to do best – cut hair,” said Sport Clips – Muskegon owner Stacey Patulski, whose store is located at 5791 Harvey St. near the Lakes Mall. “Nationally, our goal is to raise $750,000 for the veterans of our country who went out of their way to serve each of us.”

Patrons can help out by donating to the Help a Hero program, which provides service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educations without incurring excessive student loan debt.

“We’ve been raising funds for this project since October 15, and we will be at it again on Saturday when the Muskegon Lumberjacks host Cedar Rapids on Military Night,” Patulski said.

Local Sports Journal joins Sport Clips in thanking all the people who have served our nation in the military.

Unfortunately, there are many veterans who have completed their service, including many who have fought overseas, only to return and find a nation that has turned its back on their priorities.

One veteran who has been facing many hurdles since being injured in Afghanistan is Fruitport Township’s Patrick Foster, a former Fruitport High School athlete.

Local Sports Journal Editor Steve Gunn recently published a story about Foster’s brave service, and the challenges he and his family face today.

Read Foster’s story, which is copied below, and remember on this Veterans Day to acknowledge and thank the men and women who have served in our nation’s military. Without their efforts, we would not be free.