Kauaians tie on yellow ribbons of support

The night the war with Iraq began Jocelyn Kelekoma and other Kaua’i residents associated with the Office of Veterans Services in Lihu’e began cutting yellow ribbons.

On Thursday the ribbons were placed along the fence and posts of the center, which is located along Kapule Highway in Lihu’e.

Kelekoma also created yellow lapel ribbons and strips that can be attached to car antenna as a tribute to Kaua’i, and America’s, fighting men and women in Iraq.

She was joined by Soupbone Kashiwabara who has a granddaughter, Joy Carlos, who is a nuclear specialist aboard the navy ship USS Abraham Lincoln that was involved in the first strike on Iraq.

Kauaians are now stopping by the center to pick up yellow ribbons to wear and to decorate their cars.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, send us an email.