Memorial Day

May 30, 2011 | Filed Under Events 

This year we spent Memorial Day up on the North Shore and recreated our own miniature lanterns. The family had a small ceremony and then sent the lanterns out to sea in honor of our loved ones… However it was quite comical with the strong winds and waves capsizing our lanterns. Most of them lasted about 2 seconds. It was a really great evening with the family. I look forward to Memorial Day every year.
To make the lanterns all you need are:

  • tongue depressors for the base
  • colored paper bags cut in half
  • a tea light candle to go inside

It’s a very simple project, but out on the dark ocean water, the lanterns glow beautifully.

Each year at Ala Moana Beach there is a big lantern lighting ceremony and hundreds of people come to participate in sending off their floating lanterns. Last year our family went down and I photographed the event. It is really worth experiencing!

Below is one of the pictures I took from last year. You can see more HERE.

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