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Rearview: Lessons learned in 2020 elicit fond memories

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                                Bob Hope, above, entertained thousands of troops over five decades. In 1944 he survived a crash landing in Australia.

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    Bob Hope, above, entertained thousands of troops over five decades. In 1944 he survived a crash landing in Australia.

  • COURTESY CAROL NITTA / 1945
                                A captured Japanese officer, center photo, was allowed to marry an Okinawan nurse in 1945. Doris Ishikawa, near left, who had been trapped in Okinawa during the war, was a bridesmaid.

    COURTESY CAROL NITTA / 1945

    A captured Japanese officer, center photo, was allowed to marry an Okinawan nurse in 1945. Doris Ishikawa, near left, who had been trapped in Okinawa during the war, was a bridesmaid.

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                                Duke Kahanamoku gave the visiting Prince Edward of England canoe rides and surfing lessons in 1920.

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    Duke Kahanamoku gave the visiting Prince Edward of England canoe rides and surfing lessons in 1920.

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