Waikiki Natatorium Memorial Day Service Honors Solemn Commitment to Remember Those Who Sacrificed

Advertiser Reporter Mary Vorsino in a May 17th article and Columnist David Shapiro on May 20th claimed that the Friends of the Natatorium intend to use the 21st Annual Memorial Day Service on May 24, 2009 to “launch a last-ditch fundraising drive.”  

For two decades, the Napoleon/Weight Ohana and Friends of the Natatorium have faithfully organized this annual observance and invited the public to honor our collective commitment to remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. We have and would never profane such a solemn and important occasion with fundraising.

On May 27, 2009, the Advertiser issued a retraction for the assertion in both pieces and amended the online versions of both the article and column.

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