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Waipahu monument honors Filipino WWII veterans

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                                World War II veterans Oscar Bangui, 97, left, and Faustino Garcia, 100, attended the ceremony.
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World War II veterans Oscar Bangui, 97, left, and Faustino Garcia, 100, attended the ceremony.

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                                The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts held a ceremony Friday for the bronze monument honoring Filipino World War II veterans at the Waipahu Public Library. Above, members of the Waipahu High School Army JROTC unveiled the sculptures by artist Kelley Hestir.
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The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts held a ceremony Friday for the bronze monument honoring Filipino World War II veterans at the Waipahu Public Library. Above, members of the Waipahu High School Army JROTC unveiled the sculptures by artist Kelley Hestir.

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                                A closer look at one of the bronze sculptures of the monument honoring Filipino World War II veterans at the Waipahu Public Library.
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A closer look at one of the bronze sculptures of the monument honoring Filipino World War II veterans at the Waipahu Public Library.

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                                Those in attendance braved the rainy weather to attend Friday’s ceremony.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

Those in attendance braved the rainy weather to attend Friday’s ceremony.

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                World War II veterans Oscar Bangui, 97, left, and Faustino Garcia, 100, attended the ceremony.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts held a ceremony Friday for the bronze monument honoring Filipino World War II veterans at the Waipahu Public Library. Above, members of the Waipahu High School Army JROTC unveiled the sculptures by artist Kelley Hestir.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A closer look at one of the bronze sculptures of the monument honoring Filipino World War II veterans at the Waipahu Public Library.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Those in attendance braved the rainy weather to attend Friday’s ceremony.