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The National 9/11 Memorial and Museum


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A little over a year ago, I had the opportunity to visit the The National September 11 Memorial & Museum. The memorial occupies eight acres at One World Trade Center. Every name of every person who died on that day is inscribed on the bronze that surrounds the twin memorial pools. It’s a somber place. I recall it being very quiet. Many visitors, if not all, were in quiet reflection.

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Hikes

Meandering Through The Aiea Loop Trail


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The Aiea Loop Trail is to the Pearl City area as the Manoa Falls Trail is to Manoa. Both of these trails are very accessible, popular with locals, and relatively easy to hike. It’s been a while since I’ve been on a new hike, one that I had not done before. Strangely enough, I had never done the Aiea Loop Trail, despite it’s local popularity. With this in mind, I decided to explore this centrally located trail and some of its side trails.

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Activities Beaches

14th Annual Memorial Day Lantern Floating at Ala Moana Beach Park


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I’ve never seen Ala Moana Beach park so packed with people. News reports mentioned that more than 40,000 people converged on Ala Moana Beach Park for the 14th annual Memorial Day lantern floating. The event, which is officiated by Shinnyo-en and presented by the Na Lei Aloha Foundation, started in 1999 as a way to remember and honor those who have died in service to their country. And the significance of the lanterns?

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Site News

Friends of Leslie Charles Merrell: A Memorial Scholarship Fund


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A scholarship memorial fund has been set up by friends of Leslie Charles Merrell. Donated funds will go toward Merrell’s two daughters.