Honoring the fallen

The sign for the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific greets visitors as they enter the cemetery in Honolulu. Members of the 15th Medical Group visited the cemetery Dec. 6, 2013, to pay respects to a fallen service member, Cpl. Vincent J. Kechner, who was killed at Hickam Field during the Dec. 7th, 1941 attacks on Oahu military installations. The medical group Airmen laid a U.S. flag and a lei at the gravestone of Kechner. Also in attendance were observers and volunteers who brought flags and leis for the gravesites of the 91 other service members killed in the attacks whom are buried here. The 72nd Remembrance Ceremony commemorating the attack on Hickam Field is Dec. 7 and begins at 7:55 a.m. at the Hickam Field Flag Pole. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexander Martinez)

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