May 30, 2016

Hirono Honors Service Members & Their Families On Memorial Day

Offers Tribute At West Hawaii Veterans Of Foreign Wars Ceremony

Senator Mazie K. Hirono paid tribute to service members, veterans, and their families this Memorial Day.

“Hawaii is the home to generations of service members, from the Civil War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Memorial Day is an opportunity to celebrate these service members, remember those who gave their life in service to our country, and reflect on legacy they left behind. On this solemn day, we not only honor the sacrifices made by our service members and veterans, but also reaffirm our lifelong commitment to support them and their families.”

Senator Hirono spent Memorial Day on Hawaii Island, attending a remembrance ceremony hosted by the West Hawaii Veterans of Foreign Wars post at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Senator Hirono paid tribute to Waimea-native Lance Corporal Christopher Camero, who was killed in Afghanistan, and other Hawaii service members.


Senator Hirono attends a Memorial Day remembrance ceremony at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery

Left to right: Senator Hirono, Carlos Camero, and Norma Camero