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Memorial Day ceremony at Punchbowl

This year’s Memorial Day ceremony at Punchbowl will be a hybrid event following state and federal COVID-19 rules.

Views expressed in this Hawaii State News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content provided by the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser” and the Associated Press.

Accessed on 25 May 2021, 1103 UTC, Post 22,938.

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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amatuer (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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