On Memorial Day, I went to watch the floating lantern ceremony at Ala Moana Beach Park with my dad.  It was probably one of the most beautiful things I have been a part of.  It was nice to see so many people come together to celebrate and honor those before us who have sacrificed their lives.  The whole ocean lit up with thousands of the floating lanterns that were personalized with messages, thoughts, and prayers.  In that moment, there was a definite warmth and peacefulness that transcended throughout the atmosphere.  It was breathtaking.