Gov. George R. Ariyoshi
Governor of Hawai‘i, 1974 to 1986

Aloha everyone . . .

Before I say very much, I want to express my appreciation to all of the veterans who served and made it possible for a younger person like me to be able to move after you, and I thank you very much for that opportunity.

I saw another MIS veteran, Rev. [Yoshiaki] Fujitani, and I want him to know that on that December 7th morning at 7 o’clock, I was at the YBA (Young Buddhist Association), playing ping pong, and I did not know that there was an attack taking place. We heard a lot of extraordinary shells going off, but we all thought that the Army was practicing much heavier on that particular day.

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