News Briefs for Sunday, May 28, 2006

• New day for Vets service

• Rewarding those who ‘make a difference’

New day for Vets service

The Kauai Veterans’ annual Memorial Day service — normally held on Sunday — starts at 10 a.m. Monday at the Hanapepe Veterans Cemetery.Admiral Ronald Hays, ret., the former Commander in Chief of the Pacific Command, will be the guest speaker, and Col. Gregory Boyle, Commanding Officer of the 3rd Marine Regiment in Kaneohe, will dedicate a special tiled mosaic as a tribute to veterans of all wars.

Rewarding those who ‘make a difference’

Hui o Laka, the community group that operates Koke‘e Museum and Koke‘e Resource Conservation Project in Koke‘e State Park, will present its 2006 “One Person Can Make A Difference” Awards to individuals and groups in four categories in the park’s Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow at noon today, a press release states.

It’s just part of the festivities at Hui o Laka’s annual Banana Poka RoundUp, now in its seventeenth year.


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