The Tripler Fisher House's "home away from home" program for families and patients receiving medical care at Tripler Army Medical Center held the "8K Hero and Remembrance Run, Walk or Roll." 1,500 pairs of combat boots lined the Ford Island bridge along the run route to represent U.S. service members who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Flags, photos and written messages were affixed to combat boots in remembrance of lost loved ones. 2,000 people registered for the run that started on Ford Island, near the Pacific Aviation Museum.
Miki Mikasobe, left, and his grandson BJ Mikasobe (14) put their arms around each other as they walked by the row of boots on Ford Island. BJ's father, Sgt. Jensen Mikasobe came back from Iraq and was found to have stage four cancer and died shortly after in 2008. BJ now lives with his grandfather, Miki.