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Manoa Chinese Cemetery, rooted in the tradition of honoring ancestors, is struggling to stay afloat

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Robert Wong, superintendent at the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery, opens the door to the cemetery’s bone hall on Tuesday. Besides its function as a burial ground, the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery is a treasury of the culture and history of Chinese immigrants to Hawaii.
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Robert Wong, superintendent at the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery, opens the door to the cemetery’s bone hall on Tuesday. The bone hall houses the remains of both identified and unidentified individuals.
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Robert Wong, superintendent at the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery, opens the door to the cemetery’s bone hall on Tuesday.
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Robert Wong, superintendent at the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery, pauses to look at several different urns inside the cemetery’s bone hall. The bone hall houses the remains of both identified and unidentified individuals.
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Robert Wong, superintendent at the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery, pauses to look at several different urns inside the cemetery’s bone hall. The bone hall houses the remains of both identified and unidentified individuals.
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Robert Wong, superintendent at the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery, pauses to look at several different urns inside the cemetery’s bone hall.
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The central gathering center at the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery.
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A view looking towards the mountain at the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery.
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Lin Yee Chung Association president Charles Wong, left, and superintendent Robert Wong walk at the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery on Tuesday.
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Lin Yee Chung Association president Charles Wong, right, and superintendent Robert Wong talk about the Memorial Hall at the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery.
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Lin Yee Chung Association superintendent Robert Wong opens the door to the Memorial Hall at the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery on Tuesday,.
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Lin Yee Chung Association president Charles Wong reads the mural inside the Memorial Hall of the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery.
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Lin Yee Chung Association president Charles Wong reads the mural inside the Memorial Hall of the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery on Tuesday.
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Lin Yee Chung Association president Charles Wong, right, and board member Les Young read the mural inside the Memorial Hall of the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery.
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Lin Yee Chung Association president Charles Wong, left, board member Les Young, and superintendent Robert Wong read the mural inside the Memorial Hall of the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery.
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Lin Yee Chung Association president Charles Wong, left, board member Les Young, and superintendent Robert Wong read the mural inside the Memorial Hall of the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery.
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Lin Yee Chung Association president Charles Wong, right, and superintendent Robert Wong read the mural inside the Memorial Hall of the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery.
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A view of the mural inside the Memorial Hall of the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery.
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Lin Yee Chung Association superintendent Robert Wong, left, board member Les Young, and president Charles Wong pose for a portrait in front of the mural inside the Memorial Hall of the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery.
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Lin Yee Chung Association superintendent Robert Wong, left, board member Les Young, and president Charles Wong pose for a portrait in front of the mural inside the Memorial Hall of the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery.
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Lin Yee Chung Association president Charles Wong, right, and superintendent Robert Wong walk at the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery on Tuesday.
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Lin Yee Chung Association superintendent Robert Wong, right, and board member Les Young look at one of the photos on the Grand Ancestors Tomb at the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery.
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A view from the Grand Ancestors Tomb at the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery.
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Lin Yee Chung Association president Charles Wong, right, and superintendent Robert Wong look out from the Grand Ancestors Tomb at the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery.
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Lin Yee Chung Association president Charles Wong talks about the Grand Ancestors Tomb at the Lin Yee Chung Manoa Chinese Cemetery.

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Manoa Chinese Cemetery, rooted in the tradition of honoring ancestors, is struggling to stay afloat