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Respects paid at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl ahead of Memorial Day

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People still made their visits to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl on Sunday to pay their respects to those interred there even though the annual Mayor's Memorial Day Ceremony for Monday was canceled. In past years, Boy Scouts decorated every grave at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific with flags and flower lei on the Sunday before the ceremony.
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A gravemarker of an "Unknown" is decorated with a miniature American flag and a ti leaf lei.
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A gravemarker of the "Two Unknowns" is decorated with two miniature American flags and a ti leaf lei.
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Everett Pang and his daughter, Kaylie, 11, cleaned the gravemarker of his grandparents, Kenichi Kobayashi and his wife Violet Yoshie Kobayashi.
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Everett Pang and his daughter, Kaylie, 11, cleaned the gravemarker of his grandparents, Kenichi Kobayashi and his wife Violet Yoshie Kobayashi.
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Marie and John Paul decorate the gravemarker of her grandparents, Kelley Kealoha, a World War I Army veteran, and his wife, Hannah Sheldon.
7/11
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Joe Mayer and his wife, Kathy, pay their respects at a row of seven gravemarkers that he decorated with an American Flag. One of the markers belonged to Sgt. Joseph T.H. "Frenchy" LeBlanc, a friend of Joe's father, Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Mayer, Sr. LeBlanc was a crewman aboard a B-29 bomber from the 502nd Bomb Group that was hit by enemy fire and went down in Japan on July 25, 1945, killing seven on board.
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Briar Nakamoto, his wife, Samantha, and 1-month-old son Dax, put flowers on the grave marker of Briar's grandparents, Sadami Nakamoto, a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, and Catherine Nakamoto.
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American flags line the Mall Drive with the Columbia Statue in the distance.
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Small American flags and plumeria lei decorate a row of grave markers.
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Peter Sur and his wife, Mona, visit the gravesite of Mona's parents, George Kobayashi, a 442nd RCT veteran and his wife, Jane.