Council members observed a moment of silence for Sgt. Kenneth Gibson, a Virginia native who joined the Army in 2002. The 25-year-old died from injuries he received when an improvised explosive device detonated near him during combat operations August 10th.
"This is a difficult time for our soldiers and their families," Charles Djou, Honolulu City Council member, said. "It is a constant reminder of the danger that our service men and women still face as they sacrifice their time and sometimes their lives to protect and defend our freedom."