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Baton twirlers from 1970s reunite to join the parade

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    Castle Queens Majorettes coach Janet Cummins twirls her baton at Bellows Beach in Waimanalo.

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    Castle Queens Majorette Madonna Keohokapu-Meria, front, led the squad during rehearsal Sunday at Bellows Beach in Waimanalo. The Castle Queens got back together under the direction of their former coach and marched in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade on Monday.

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    Crystal Enos-Dias, left, Doreen Domingo, coach Janet Cummins, Vanessa Keohokapu Dela Cruz and Madonna Keohokapu-Meria browse through yearbook photos of their squad.

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    The Castle Queens majorettes are getting back together for the Pearl Harbor Memorial parade on Monday. They were students at Castle High School in the late 60s- early 70s.

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    From left, Castle Queens Majorettes Jonella Kehookapu-Peters, Marvelyn Baker, Doreen Domingo, coach Janet Cummins, Crystal Enos-Dias, Vanessa Dela Cruz and Madonna Kehookapu-Meria pose as a squad.

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    Castle Queens Majorettes coach Janet Cummins shares a laugh with her squad.

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    Castle Queens Majorette Doreen Domingo, second from right, stands in formation with the rest of her squad during a rehearsal on Sunday.

It is a common fantasy — to get the old team back together after years, after decades, and go out there one last time. That wish usually stays safely tucked away alongside the memories of glory days. Read more

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