- May 25, 2019
- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
16-492 Old Volcano Road
Keaau, Hawaii 96749
On the temple grounds of Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple we have a monument dedicated to the brave soldiers that sacrificed their lives for our freedom. The monument bears the names of Puna area residents who were killed in action.
Guest speaker for this years event will be Dr. Peter Matsuura. The Hawaii County Band plays a prelude to the event and during the program.
During the service names are called for each service member that we honor. Flower bouquets are presented for each person.
WORLD WAR II: Stanley Cabral; Yuzo Hayashida; John Hernandez; Seiji Higa; Isamu Kanetani; Yutaka Kawamoto; Morio Mizumoto; Frank Mugihira; Shoichi Nakahara; Tadao Nakamura; Mitsuru Ochiai; Eishin Oshiro; Seikichi Oshiro; Kazumi Tsutsui; and Alfred Veriato.
KOREAN CONFLICT: David Aspili; Julio Figueroa; Yoshimi Fukumoto; Isaac K. Hale, Koichi Moriwaki; Wilson Park; and Paul K. Ura.
VIETNAM CONFLICT: Moses I. Kuahiwinui Jr.; George G. Luis; Gilbert Olivar; Hayward K. Peleiholani; and George S. Salema.
IRAQ-AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT: Ray M.J. Furhmann II
Organized by Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.