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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, November 12, 2001

Neighbor Island briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services


Veterans memorial to be dedicated

WAILUKU, Maui — A new veterans memorial to replace the aging display at War Memorial Gym will be dedicated at 10 a.m. today.

The names of Maui County veterans killed in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Gulf War have been engraved in granite. The mural in the lobby area of the gym is being repainted by Maui artist Tadashi Sato and will be dedicated at a later date.

The program will feature music by the King Kekaulike High School Patriotic Ensemble, presentation of colors by the Baldwin High School Junior ROTC and a 21-gun salute by the Veterans of Foreign Wars' Honor Guard. Wreaths will be laid in memory of the veterans.

Construction costs are an estimated $158,000.


World War II video to show in Hilo

HILO, Hawai'i — The Big Island's preview of "Journey of Honor," a video documentary about Japanese-American World War II veterans, will be viewed at a special noon to 2:30 p.m. showing Saturday at the Crown Room of the Hawai'i Naniloa Hotel.

"This event is an opportunity for Nisei, Sansei and Yonsei, including sons and daughters of the 442nd and 100th Battalion veterans, to pay homage," said Harris Hirata of the sponsoring Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawai'i.

The presentation is a part of the extended International Festival of the Pacific.

A pupu reception and the premiere is $12.

Tickets and more information are available from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry at (808) 934-0177.