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The right person to lead Veterans Affairs is Eric Shinseki

By Gov. Neil Abercrombie

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 22, 2014

~~<p>When I first came to Hawaii as a student more than half a century ago, I was struck by the pervasive vitality of two fundamental elements of life in our islands: the spirit of aloha and the code of honor associated with the concepts of giri, gaman and ganbaru.</p>
<p>Aloha is a living philosophy of the Native Hawaiian bringing heart and mind together in which the essence of all relationships is regard for each other as brothers and sisters in an extended family.</p>
~~

When I first came to Hawaii as a student more than half a century ago, I was struck by the pervasive vitality of two fundamental elements of life in our islands: the spirit of aloha and the code of honor associated with the concepts of giri, gaman and ganbaru.

Aloha is a living philosophy of the Native Hawaiian bringing heart and mind together in which the essence of all relationships is regard for each other as brothers and sisters in an extended family. Login for more...



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