Memorial Day in Hawaii
On the morning of Memorial Day I was able to get down to the Memorial Cemetary at the Byodo-In Temple, which we visit on our Pearl Harbor Tour, and found a number of people honoring U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. There were many families adding flowers, fruit, and ribbons to say thank you and remember their loved ones.Monday evening I went down to Ala Moana Beach Park to watch and participate in the Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremnoy. The Lantern Floating ceremony is done to honor and remember all those who have given their lives in coflict and also prays for a peaceful and harmonious future. Thousands of people were down at Ala Moana Beach Park to watch the opening ceremonies and speaches and then float over 1,000 candle-lit lanterns out to sea. If you have any pictures from Memorial Day please add them to our Flickr Group Page.