A tradition that started in Japan is now part of Memorial Day remembrances in Honolulu. Now in its 15th year, the annual Lantern Floating Hawaii Ceremony is well-known by many even outside of Hawaii.
Before Cpl. Thomas “Cotton” Jones was killed by a Japanese sniper in the Central Pacific in 1944, he wrote what he called his “last life request” to anyone who might find his diary: Please give it to Laura Mae Davis, the girl he loved. Davis did get to read the diary – but not until nearly 70 years later, when she saw it in a display case at the National World War II Museum.
Sen. John McCain, a proponent of arming Syrian rebels, quietly slipped into Syria for a meeting with anti-government fighters Monday.
For one Texas family, the Lantern Floating Hawaii Ceremony is so moving, they make it an annual trip. Greg and Tricia Weger lost their son Michael in Iraq in 2004. They’ve honored him with a lantern every year since 2007.
Hundreds of people gathered to pay their respects to the men and women who died while serving our country at the National Memorial of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
Summer is quickly approaching and for some, it’s the perfect time to get in shape. For one Kaneohe woman, an eight-week fitness challenge is much more than working out.
The Maui Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the MauiGrown Coffee baseyard in Lahaina on Monday. The fire broke at about 4:30 a.m. in a small wooden shed used as a sleeping area for a property caretaker.
Honolulu Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Ewa Beach man. Police say Richard Ferraro, Jr. was last seen leaving his home Sunday morning.
Americans gathered at memorials, museums and monuments and the president laid a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery to honor fallen service members on Memorial Day, as combat in Afghanistan approaches 12 years and the ranks of World War II veterans dwindle.
Vietnam veterans and their families were among those who attended Sunday night’s ceremony.
Even though it’s been more than two years since the deadly Japanese earthquake and tsunami thousands are still in need of help. Dozens turned out at the Bishop Museum on Sunday night for a benefit luau and kanikapila.
Two toddlers nearly drowned at Pokai Bay on the Waianae Coast on Sunday.
Crews have been setting up stages, chairs and sound systems for the 15th annual Lantern Floating ceremony at Ala Moana Beach Park.
The state Department of Health was making renovations to the Lanakila location in Kalihi. The renovations included a new air condition and ventilation system as well as upgrades to the computer and phone systems.
Earlier Sunday there was a ceremony in front of the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium. It is something they’ve had every year on the Sunday before Memorial Day.
Hamilton started the Angels’ comeback when he homered leading off the seventh inning, and Los Angeles beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 Sunday for its eighth straight win.
Some city bus riders won’t have to wait as long anymore with more bus routes restored this weekend.
Many people have Monday off because of the holiday. All county, state and federal offices will be closed along with most banks.
Thousands went to the National Memorial of the Pacific at Punchbowl on Sunday to honor our nation’s heroes.
The 15th annual Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony is expected to draw tens of thousands of people to Magic Island on Monday.
Here’s what’s open and closed on Memorial Day:
A woman wanted in connection with a shooting on May 19 in Makaha was arrested late Saturday night.