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Lantern floating ceremony perfect way to honor deceased loved ones

By Maj. Gen. Darryll Wong

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 25, 2014

~~<p>For many years on Memorial Day, I have gone to different ceremonies to remember and honor those who have come before us as mentors, leaders, patriots and ordinary people who have done extraordinary things.</p>
<p>I walk through the crowd of veterans and try to shake all their hands to thank them for their sacrifices and service to our country. As I gaze into their eyes and see their smiles, I try to imagine what they would have looked like in their youth and service uniforms. What they may have endured in the war they fought.</p>
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For many years on Memorial Day, I have gone to different ceremonies to remember and honor those who have come before us as mentors, leaders, patriots and ordinary people who have done extraordinary things.

I walk through the crowd of veterans and try to shake all their hands to thank them for their sacrifices and service to our country. As I gaze into their eyes and see their smiles, I try to imagine what they would have looked like in their youth and service uniforms. What they may have endured in the war they fought. Login for more...



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