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DAY OF FALLEN MAUI WARRIORS

March 13, 2009, 11:40 AM HST
* Updated December 14, 8:36 AM
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Ka La O Maui Na Koa Ka'a Malalo

Ka La O Maui Na Koa Ka'a Malalo

Four Maui Veterans killed in war were honored this afternoon during a ceremony at the Veteran’s Memorial Wall in Wailuku. The Day of Fallen Warriors honored servicemen Kelly Bolor, Jay Cajimat, Eugene Kanakaole and Christopher Sweet.

The event was marked with a 21 gun salute by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3850, Presentation of Flags by the Vietnam Veterans of Maui County, and the Unveiling of Plaques by the Maui County Veterans Council, President Rogelio Evangelista and Vice President Danny Kanahele.

Sgt. 1st Class Bolor died in a helicopter crash in 2003, Spc. Cajimat died in a roadside bombing in 2007, and both Sweet and Kanakaole died in non-combat related incidents.

Families of the men were on hand to witness the unveiling of plaques made in honor of the soldiers who lost their lives while serving their country.

The program was appropriately named “The Day of the Fallen Maui Warriors”

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(Photos and Story by Wendy OSHER © 2009)  *** If you enjoyed this post, you may also like our story on Maui Marines helping with the Toys for Tots drive.

Drill Team, H.P. Baldwin High School JROTC.

Drill Team, H.P. Baldwin High School JROTC.

Samuel Araki, member of the Veterans of Foreign Affairs participates in the 21 Gun Salute

Samuel Araki, member of Veterans of Foreign Wars

Maui War Memorial Gym, March 13, 2009 12:30 p.m.

Maui War Memorial Gym, March 13, 2009 12:30 p.m.

The Day of the Fallen Maui Warriors

The Day of the Fallen Maui Warriors

Unveiling of Plaques in honor of Maui's fallen soldiers.

Unveiling of Plaques in honor of Maui's fallen soldiers.

Drill Team, H.P. Baldwin High School JROTC

Drill Team, H.P. Baldwin High School JROTC

Councilman Sol Kaho'ohalahala performs the Oli, Pule & Benediction.

Councilman Sol Kaho'ohalahala performs the Oli, Pule & Benediction.

Councilman Bill Kauakea Medeiros delivers a message to family members of the fallen soldiers.

Councilman Bill Kauakea Medeiros delivers a message to family members of the fallen soldiers.

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