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Hawaii WWI Centennial Commemoration

April 4, 2017

From the Honolulu Star-Advertiser website

Major General Arthur “Joe” Logan, Adjutant General, Hawaii, delivered the keynote address for the WWI Centennial Commemoration Ceremony in tribute to six victims of an attack on the SS Aztec, a merchant marine vessel torpedoed by a German submarine on April 1, 1917, which sank, claiming six Hawaii born merchant mariners John Davis, Charles Kanai, Eleka Kaohi, Chester Lee, Julian R. Macomber and Henry Rice.

They were remembered as part of the opening ceremonies for the Hawaii WWI Centennial Commemoration 2017-2019 at Aloha Tower’s Gordon Biersch Restaurant, April 2, 2017.

Following the onshore ceremony, about 50 participants went out on the ocean outside Honolulu Harbor on the USCG Cutter Ahi and the catamaran Wind Warrior to scatter flower blossoms and lei in tribute of the six fallen men.

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