24th annual Sayre awards fundraiser canceled due to COVID

  • State Sen. Dru Kanuha presents an award to Hawaii Fire Department Capt. Richard Fong for his role in a rescue at Anna's Pond at the 22nd Annual Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Awards Ceremony in 2019 at the Fairmont Orchid. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Award recipients pose with politicians and dignitaries at the 22nd Annual Daniel R. Sayre Awards Ceremony Saturday at the Fairmont Orchid in 2019. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Laura Mallery-Sayre and Dr. Frank Sayre talk about the first award recipients at the 2017 Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation Twentieth Annual Awards Ceremony at the Fairmont Orchid. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today File Photo)

The Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation announced the 24th annual Awards and Fund-Raising Dinner honoring the Hawaii Fire Department Meritorious Service Award recipients will not be held on Sept. 4 this year at the Fairmont Orchid due to the continued spread of the coronavirus. This is the second year the gala has been canceled because of the pandemic.