Sunday, December 18, 2011

Emotional Day

" Thank You "


That was the message of the day
yesterday.
  I'm wrung out
from the sheer emotion
of it.






Sure,
nice things happen every day 
here in Waikiki










Parades here are commonplace












But yesterday, 
the parade was for these guys













The "Go For Broke"
WWII Veterans of Hawaii













Men who fought fascism overseas













and prejudice at home,


Defeating them both
















This month 
they were awarded the
Congressional Gold Medal. 


They were already
the most decorated unit 
in US military history. 

Even if you usually don't click on videos, 
do  watch the video below about the Vets
and about the day.

  It was a beautiful day to say "Thank You" 
to REAL HEROES!  




Thank YOU for kindly visiting here. 

It really means a LOT!  
                      
                                       Warmly, cloudia



29 comments:

RONW said...

your service is greatly appreciated Cloudia.

Daryl Edelstein said...

Thank you to them for all they did

Filip Demuinck said...

Like the marines picture

Greetings,
Filip

Lynn said...

A lovely tribute.

Birdman said...

Fine tribute!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a wonderful tribute Cloudia, we owe such a lot to our fathers generation and it really is great to see them being honored in this way.
As for yesterdays 'couple', I would say 'viva la difference', what a great little video you made with a great BIG message! Well done indeed.

John McElveen said...

Tears!

Loved it and you!

HFTEC,

J

Akannie said...

Good Sunday Morning, lovely Cloudia...

Stopping by to say hello and thanks for a wonderful post....xoxoxoxo

Charles Gramlich said...

A great generation indeed.

bichonpawz said...

Thanks for all they did and thank you for spotlighting them here Cloudia!

Kay said...

Thank you for this post, Cloudia. I wish my uncle could have gone, but he is now suffering from Alzheimers. It's so very hard to see him this way. I'm glad his comrades got the recognition that had been long denied them.

Windsmoke. said...

Bonza tribute :-).

The Elephant's Child said...

Echoing Lynn - it is a lovely tribute. Thank you so much.

Karen S. said...

Go for Broke, I like that! A great day it was for all! Thanks for sharing this!

Anonymous said...

Thank you. All.

Anonymous said...

Best post of the weekend! Thanks for helping keep the memories fresh. Its because of these men and women that we can think, write, and say what we want.

Miriam said...

Beautiful post!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Sandy Carlson said...

Powerful, Cloudia. Thanks for bringing this story to life. What amazing men.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Great honor ...

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

A well-deserved tribute to these brave men!!!

Thank you, Cloudia for this precious post.

Merry Christmas!

Doris

Lori Skoog said...

This is what I love about you Cloudia...you care.

Amelia's De-ssert said...

Hi Cloudia, thank you for sharing. Love all the pictures. You're a very caring and warm person. Have a nice day.

Tammie Lee said...

celebrations are so important. I add my heart to yours.

Ricardo Miñana said...

Beautiful lyrics, Christmas is endearing,
Happy Holidays!.
a hug.

Beach Bum said...

Awesome!

Brian Miller said...

nice tribute...

and so glad the trees are happy...

smiles.

aloha from VA

Cloudia said...

thank YOU each for standing here beside me.

KAY's uncle is one of these men,
as she mentioned

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» appreciates your fine tribute to those who have served in our military.

Mrs4444 said...

That's fantastic--I loved learning this. How tough they had to be...I'm grateful for their service.

My dad served in Japan at the end of WWII. He passed away in 2005, at the age of 78. That generation is fading fast. I'm glad these guys are still being recognized.