November 12th, 2010
As a Canadian visiting Maui’s Makawao Veterans Cemetery yesterday for Remembrance Day, I had the privilege to witness Americans commemorate their Veterans Day.
One American stood out —a white-haired veteran who visiting old friends. He searched for their resting places, lovingly placed flowers and then honoured each of them with a salute.
Here’s the video. Music, Brothers in Arms, written by Mark Knopfler and performed by Dire Straits.
(Note, Makawao is upcountry Maui and the wind was blowing strong yesterday. Most of the gusts drove straight into my video camera’s microphone. I could have dampened the noise but didn’t.)
Video: To Americans with Love: An American veteran commemorates Veterans Day. Hawaii, November 11, 2010 (4:29 min)
E MALAMA KAKOU. To care for All.