Remembering the fallen: Former Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim connects the past with present at veterans memorial event

Delbert Nishimoto salutes during the playing of taps during a memorial service Thursday at the Keaukaha Military Reservation to honor 10 soldiers who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

Former Mayor Harry Kim gives the keynote address during a memorial service Thursday in Hilo. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

Flags waved in the wind and taps was played for about 50 people in Hilo on Thursday as they honored 10 lives that were lost during the Vietnam War.