Veterans memorials

Brothers in Valor Memorial
Brothers in Valor Memorial

Waikiki, Hawaii
Kalakaua Ave. & Saratoga Rd.

GPS coordinates: 21.2827,-157.8316

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This is in honor of four different regiments, comprised totally of Japanese-Americans who fought for the U.S. in World War II. The idea for the monument was conceived by a University of Hawaii professor after interviewing soldiers who helped liberate the Dauchau Death March and several concentration camps in Germany.

That would have been the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Other regiments mentioned are the 100th Infantry Battalion, named the “Purple Heart Battalion” because of the number of casualties suffered in Europe, including those in the battle to rescue the “Texas Battalion”; the Military Intelligence Service who performed intelligence and counter-intelligence missions against the Japanese; and the 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion that earned the Meritorious Service Award for completing 54 major defense construction projects on Oahu. General Macarthur twice requested the 1399th be assigned to the Philippines, but the War Department rejected those requests, refusing to put them in direct contact with the Japanese enemy.

Bonus stops: The memorial to fallen Maoli Warriors in nearby Fort DeRussy Park, one block towards the beach. Fort DeRussy Park is also home to the Hawaii Army Museum, housed in what used to be a bastion built to protect the island from invading forces.

Two blocks north of here is Cruzin Hawaii Motorcycle Rental.

Hawaii is a place like no other for motorcycle riding: excellent year-round weather, the scenery, good roads, all converge to offer motorcycling paradise. Tour of Honor participants can get a motorcycle rental discount by showing their rally flag at Cruzin Hawaii. Also ask them about group discounts, up to 25% off.

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