Warrior Ohana generations continue legacy at Palm Circle
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Kanaka Oiwi, a group of traditional Hawaiian cultural practitioners, prepare to perform a traditional ceremony at Palm Circle at the promotion of their cousin, Sgt. 1st Class Justin Ka'ahanui, an U.S. Army Reserve Soldier and Native Hawaiian. “There is deep history in this area, which is the Moanalua Valley, what was shared to me is it was training grounds for the arts of Hula, celebration of life, for the arts of Lua, warfare, for the arts of medicine, and Moanalua was a key place for training,” said Kupa Aina Nu’uanu Lenchanko, who participated in the ceremony. (Photo by Crista Mary Mack, 9th Mission Support Command)