HONOLULU (KHNL)- Today is National Airborne Day! Hawaii joined states across the country in honoring Hawaii's paratroopers.
The state honored 5 retired paratroopers for their achievements. There was a ceremony at the state capitol today. The invention of paratroopers changed the way America fought wars. The governor proclaimed this day "State Airborne Day."
81 year old Hugh Ames is a veteran paratrooper living in Kailua. He spent 33 years in the Air Force and Army and has been pushing for years to get a Hawaii chapter of paratroopers off the ground. "Here are many airborne troopers in Hawaii and if we could just get together once a year and remember what we did and bring in the people that were jumping and those that will be jumping."