Remembering those who lost their lives on December 7th, 1941, Sailors place lei over beach tombstones on the island of Oahu. It is important to us to honor the lives of both those who lived and died during the violence of that time.
From the Source:
“Following Hawaiian tradition, Sailors honor men killed during the 7 December 1941 Japanese attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe, Oahu. The casualties had been buried on 8 December. This ceremony took place sometime during the following months, possibly on Memorial Day, 31 May 1942.” – Naval History & Heritage Command Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives Collection.