Monday, May 28, 2012

Weekly winners plus Oahu Scout's "Good Turn" at Punchbowl Cemetery

We have winners at ALOHA ON MY MIND:

Pilgrimage to Kalaupapa - Father Damien's ministry:

- Carol L. wins a book choice from my convention stash.

Diamond Jubilee Celebration Hop:

- Chey wins a royal gift pack.

Jane Austen visits the Big Barracks
- Dani wins a book choice from my convention stash.

Oahu's scouts were winners on Sunday, participating 
in "Good Turn at Punchbowl Cemetery".
Above is Boy Scout Troop 97 and Cub Scout Troop 297
from Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam.

Boy Scouts David (left) and Andrew placed the flags .... 

... while the Cub Scouts placed the leis.

Have you visited a famous cemetery and/or grave?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  This giveaway is open to all readers.  Comments are open through Saturday, June 2, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winners on Sunday, June 3.


Kim in Hawaii

On Monday, my husband joins his barbershop chorus,
Sounds of Aloha, to sing at the Memorial Day Ceremony.


  1. Have not been to a famous grave ,I am a little too weepy for that I cry at almost anything that is very sad even about people I do not know so I ll keep passing off on that. Thanks for the post and the giveaway Kim

  2. Yes, I've been to Arlington twice - very moving.

    Congrats to the winners!

  3. I do want to visit Arlington National Cemetery. I've passed by Grant's Tomb.

  4. I've been to Arlington Cemetery three times. Once with my hubby and kids, and then two other times when we had visitors from overseas. It's a beautiful cemetery, and very peaceful.

  5. I visited Fairview Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia where 121 victims of the Titanic disaster were laid to rest. Another 29 are buried at two other sites. The grave of the unknown child was so sad. Child was never identified. So many graves do not have names. Many others were sent back to England for burial. If you are ever near Halifax, be sure to visit and learn so much more about the passengers who are buried there.
    We had group of Vets visit and put flags on graves at local cemetery for Memorial Day.
    Congrats to winners.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  6. Beautiful. I love to see kids participating.

  7. I have not, those are grat pics,
    Wtg winners

  8. My first cousin, killed in WWII before ever I was born, is in Arlington--as is his later deceased dad, a WWI vet.

  9. I visited Arlington once. No on famous that I can think of.
    Thanks Kim and Congrats to other winners.
    Carol L.

  10. When my husband finished his service in the Navy in February, 1971 we made our first visit to Arlington. Our second visit was after we had visited the Vietnam Memorial. Now whenever we drive from RI to SC to visit my younger son and his family we try to stop by Arlington Cemetery for a moment of silence and to pay our respect to the Unknown soldier

    Every Memorial Day when they were in the Boy Scouts my sons went to pay their respects to the fallen with my husband.

    Now more than ever it's important to honor those who have fought for the rights of all.

  11. Congrats to all the winners! I found Al Capone's grave at the same cementry my grand parents are buried in!