Lantern floating ceremony, Ala Moana Beach Park, Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honoring the fallen. Memorial Day
On Memorial Day, we honor the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives serving in the US military. People mark the day in different ways by attending parades, laying flags or flowers on the graves of fallen soldiers, and participating in community events.
In Hawaii's capital Honolulu, Memorial Day is observed with a lantern floating ceremony at Ala Moana Beach Park, seen in today's image. This cherished traditional ceremony brings military and civilian communities together to honor and remember loved ones who sacrificed their lives for our country.