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The focal point of this memorial is a large white base with an eternal flame placed on top. Black marble panels are engraved with names of 50 Hawaii County Veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice.

A free-standing pillar displays a photo of the US Army transport ship “Royal T. Frank.” In 1942, this ship had 26 Hawaiian soldiers on board as they were traveling in the Alenuihaha Channel by the Big Island. A Japanese submarine torpedoed the ship, sinking it and killing 17 of the servicemen. One man remains listed as missing in action and nine men survived the attack. The walking path toward this large memorial is lined with 50 coconut palm trees and lush green grass.

Located in Wailoa River State Park south of Hilo Bay, this memorial honors all Veterans of war, conflict and non-combat casualties. There are also separate pedestals to honor Veterans in the Korean War and Vietnam War.


Stone Group Architects (SGA) is a proud supporter of our Veterans and Military Memorials. While we are strong supporters, SGA is independent from the memorials and does not claim responsibility of building or funding these memorials. SGA is a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small business (SDVOSB) architectural firm, providing planning and design services to a variety of government clients.

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