To get to the other tide!
Day 4 started by taking a drive to The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (also Punchbowl National Cemetery) is a cemetery located in Honolulu, Hawaii that serves a memorial to those men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces. It was a truly moving place. 34,000 veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean, and Vietnam wars have been interred there. The cemetery is located in Punchbowl Crater (Pūowaina in Hawaiian), located just north of downtown Honolulu. In ancient times Punchbowl was used as a site for human sacrifices. What really moved me was a statue of Lady Columbia, also known as Lady Liberty, or Justice. The inscription below the statue, taken from Abraham Lincoln's letter to Mrs. Bixby, a grieving mother, reads:
THE SOLEMN PRIDE
THAT MUST BE YOURS
TO HAVE LAID
SO COSTLY A SACRIFICE
UPON THE ALTAR
I am grateful we were able to take the kids to honor the men and women that served and sacrificed for our country.
Next stop was the Aloha Tower Marketplace. Alan's feet were blistered so we bought him a new pair of sandals, and we had to check in for our evening dinner cruise. We are always early and the kids’ blood glucose levels were low so we stopped and had a snack at Hooters. Yes, it was my idea because I had never been there before. The food and service were bad and I am glad to say I will never go to Hooters again.
Finally the time came for our Dinner cruise. The cruise staff asked Niall to dress up and dance with some Tahitian hula dancers during the dinner show. That was fun to watch. Alaeric enjoyed the buffet and the scenery was gorgeous!
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