Memorial stone will remember Hawaii WWI soldiers

HONOLULU (AP) - A memorial stone is being unveiled this weekend in honor of World War I veterans interned at Puukamalii Cemetery but no longer have grave markers.

The stone will be revealed during a ceremony Saturday at Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific, and then it will be moved to Puukamalii Cemetery in Alewa Heights in time for Veterans Day on Thursday.

It will be inscribed with words memorializing Hawaii World War I infantrymen whose final resting place remains unknown.

It also lists the names of four veterans whose original grave stones sat damaged in the grass at Puukamalii for many years.

U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, who got approval for the stone from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration, plans to speak at the ceremony.

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