Friday, May 26, 2017

#WATWB - Memorial Day Tribute

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On this Memorial Day week-end, we pay tribute to all those in the military who served, are serving, and especially to those who gave their lives to protect our freedoms. Thousands of lei are strung by volunteers from around O'ahu as a labor of love, and draped on gravesites at Punchbowl National Cemetery.
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Punchbowl

Memorial Day
 Sad Reminders Row by Row
Tombs of the Unknown

Honor Guard Prepares
Posting of Fifty State Flags
Tribute to Deceased

Tribute from 442nd Division Vets Clubs
"Traditional Hula" Tribute

Lineup for Presentation of Flowers
Presentation of Floral Arrangements


Punchbowl Cemetery

View Within Punchbowl
In the Distance, Diamond Head
Memories Abound

Link to National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific site:

Memorial Day is a day to remember 
the men and women who died
in the service of
the United States Armed Forces

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All photographs taken by Gail Baugniet during a  
Memorial Day Service 
at Punchbowl Cemetery, Honolulu, Hawaii