Never Forget: 9 – 11

Honolulu's 9-11 Observance

Hundreds of people observed the 9-11 terrorist attacks of 2001 at Honolulu’s first “Walk for Remembrance”. The observance sponsored by Mayor Mufi Hannemann’s office featured several Hawaii leaders including Governor Linda Lingle, Congressman Neil Abercrombie, state legislators and others. The public was also in attendance.

Participants walked from Honolulu’s Police headquarters on South Beretania Street, through Kakaako. They stopped at the main offices of the Honolulu Fire Department and moved on to the Honolulu Federal Building before ending at Honolulu Hale for an extended ceremony. You could not help but feel a renewed sense of patriotism as we were all gathered there listening to the words of tribute from various community leaders. I am reminded of the events of 9-11-2001 as if they just occurred yesterday.

It is a good time to reflect and celebrate your freedom on this, one of America’s most sacred days to observe patriotism. God Bless America!

Additional Links:

  • Honoring America’s First Responders, HawaiiReporter.com, 9-11-06
  • First Responders 5 Years Later, HawaiiReporter.com, 9-11-06
  • Patriot Day 2006, by President George W. Bush, 9-11-06
  • A Walk to Remember, Honolulu StarBulletin.com, 9-11-06
  • Ache of Sept. 11 hasn’t faded for Islanders, Honolulu Advertiser, 9-11-06
  • Additional Photos from my Flickr.com website:

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