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Veterans Day ceremony lauds service and notes new security challenges

  • Video by Craig T. Kojima

    Veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam -- some walking with canes or in wheelchairs -- joined with service members who have followed in their footsteps to honor the timeless virtue of duty to the nation in the armed forces at a ceremony at Punchbowl cemetery Monday. The ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific -- the focal point for this year's Veterans Day observance on Oahu -- reflected on past accomplishments and present-day challenges for those who serve in uniform. A commemoration was not held at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe this year.

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                                Kahuku High School JROTC cadet command Sgt. Major Stasia Andrade held a corner of the flag during the unfurling of the colors at Monday’s ceremonies.

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    Kahuku High School JROTC cadet command Sgt. Major Stasia Andrade held a corner of the flag during the unfurling of the colors at Monday’s ceremonies.

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                                Gov. David Ige, left, stood next to Purple Heart recipient and Korean War veteran Tommy Tanaka during the VIP wreath presentation.

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    Gov. David Ige, left, stood next to Purple Heart recipient and Korean War veteran Tommy Tanaka during the VIP wreath presentation.

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                                F-22 Raptors flew over during the ceremony, which included remarks by Adm. Philip S. Davidson, commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.

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    F-22 Raptors flew over during the ceremony, which included remarks by Adm. Philip S. Davidson, commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.

Veterans of war joined with service members who have followed in their footsteps to honor those gone at a ceremony at Punchbowl cemetery Monday. Read more

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