(Via Ho’okele News)
Sailors from Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific participated in a Memorial Day ceremony held May 26 at the Pearl Harbor Memorial Fountain in front of building 150 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Capt. Chris Bushnell, commander, Destroyer Squadron 31 (CDS 31), made remarks to commemorate Memorial Day. The fountain serves as a compass, which provides a bearing to remember the sacrifice of fallen shipmates, to remember Pearl Harbor, and to commit to steady vigilance now and in the future, Bushnell explained. Twelve Sailors in summer and dress whites simultaneously placed lei on each pillar of the memorial and lined up for morning colors. The ceremony was coordinated by Region and MIDPAC command master chiefs.