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posted by Dave on May 26

Each Memorial Day Shinnyo-en leads the Lantern Floatin Hawaii ceremony at the Magic Island portion of Ala Moana Beach Park.  For the past 10 years thounds of lanterns have been floating out ot sea on Memorial Day to remember those who gave their lives in conflict and also for families to remember friends and relatives who have passed away.   This year an estimated 40,000 people gathered for this event and thousand more watched it on live TV on KGMB.  Over 4,000 lanterns with candles floated off Magic Island bringing a fitting end to the Memorial Day weekend.

 

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