November 11th, 2008

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Veterans Day

"On that day let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain." -President Eisenhower, Veterans Day Proclamation.

Some of my fellow coworkers and I gathered at the flagpoles this morning to honor the veterans, listing those names of faculty and staff who have served, and remembering the countless other veterans world-wide of many conflicts who "sacrificed the flower of their youth" for our country.

It can't be said often enough- Thank you.

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A POW flag flies under our flag at the Honolulu Memorial to the fallen and missing from US Pacific wars in the National Memorial Cemetary of the Pacific in Puowaina crater.

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