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Never Forget

December 7th, 2015

In all dis holiday madness and rush, today will seem like any oddah day for da current - and future - generations.

But for those who are still around and makule enough, have dis day stamped in our coconut shells. It's something we all can share with future generations but as history shows, it diminishes with every passing year and becomes nothing more than a chapter you have to read about in high school World History class.

Personally, I'll never forget da experience I had with a fellow Kwonic, NEO, who blessed us with a personal tour of the USS Missouri. It was surreal like and many a chicken skin moment was had as we took in all da mo'olelo's he had to share and da vast massiveness of da ship. NEO was recently lucky enough to share his mana'o with da NFL which he was giddy about. 😀

Can't believe it was more than five years ago but click hea to revisit our amazing journey (History You Take For Granted..... Right Under Our Noses).

Also, if you get a chance, check out da Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade which will start at Fort DeRussey and go along da famed Kalakaua Avenue all da way to da Waikiki Shell. One of our faithful Kwonic, King Katonk, has one of his keiki participating all da way from California! Check out da acclaimed Arcadia High School Marching Band (tentatively #57 out of 59 groups).

For those who are unable to make it but still wanted to check it out, it is streaming live at 6pm on www.pearlharborparade.org. Check it out.

Dis date will live in infamy..... as long as we keep it dat way.








8 Responses to “Never Forget”

  1. wafan:

    Talked about it today in classes. Most kids had the dazed look. But, a few were interested and willing to learn. We even talked about the imprisonment of loyal Americans in camps and what they thought about imprisoning Muslims. Cool discussions. Some kids even had more than two or three brain cells working.


  2. wafan:

    I hope other folks bookmarked this site. With the new SA layout it was difficult to find the link.


  3. Ynaku:

    It was a somber experience going to the Arizona Memorial with my son's class. Hard not to remember the sacrifice.


  4. cojef:

    Been to the Memorial a number of times and each time it brings back memories of my teenage days where our high school students were separated and tutored on 2 different campuses on Kauai, one on the main campus and the other at a closed Buddhist Church grounds in Waipouli/Kapaa. Our schooling was temporarily interrupted. A number of us volunteered to string barbed-wire fences and make "constantinas" for the US Army. We were paid a nominal amount and given credit for the work that enabled us to graduate as scheduled with the Class of 1944. A prelude to being inducted into the Army in November of the same year.


  5. Braddah Lance:

    @wafan: I know! I was thrown aback too. Blogs could be heading out da door with da redesign if there wasn't a thought to da layout of it being just a link at da very end of da site. 🙁


  6. Ynaku:

    I'm using the rss feed and saved it to my toolbar so i can find you and see IF you have a new post 😆


  7. Cook 'Em:

    Visited Pearl Harbor for the first time three years ago. It was both a sad and proud experience to honor so many who gave their lives for our country. Although born and raised here, I somehow never had a field trip as a child, nor chaperoned any field trips taken by my kids. Also took in the Pacific Aviation Museum, which was very interesting. Looking forward to visiting again, hopefully soon.


  8. Cook 'Em:

    Visited Pearl Harbor for the first time three years ago. Although I've lived here all my life, I somehow never had a field trip as a child, nor chaperoned any field trips taken by my kids. Also took in the Pacific Aviation Museum, which was very interesting. Looking forward to visiting again, hopefully soon.


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