Groundbreaking held for Vietnam Veterans War Memorial

  • Kumu Keala Ching offers a blessing Friday at the ground breaking ceremony for the West Hawaii Vietnam Veterans War Memorial at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • A shirt depicts the design of the West Hawaii Vietnam Veterans War Memorial Friday at the ground breaking ceremony at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Kumu Keala Ching offers a blessing Friday at the ground breaking ceremony for the West Hawaii Vietnam Veterans War Memorial at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Veterans salute for the presentation of colors Friday at the ground breaking ceremony for the West Hawaii Vietnam Veterans War Memorial at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Representatives of various veterans groups use an o‘o to turn the earth on Veterans Day, Friday, at the ground breaking ceremony for the West Hawaii Vietnam Veterans War Memorial at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. See page 10A for full details. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

A groundbreaking ceremony for a Vietnam Veterans War Memorial at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery was held Friday after a Veterans Day ceremony honoring the men and women who have served or continue to serve our country.