Reconnecting with friends, memories
First photo: Korean War veteran Richard Tavares of Pukalani rides with grandsons Zaylan Day (front), 16, and Justin Tavares, 14, in his all-original 1942 GPW Ford military jeep. Second photo: Grand Marshal David Freitas and wife Constance Freitas wave to the crowd lining Baldwin Avenue while riding in the 49th Makawao Paniolo Parade on Saturday morning. The retired heavy equipment operator said that he spotted friends along the way that he had not seen for years. “They really touched my heart,” he said. “I tell you, I dropped some tears on that parade route.” Third photo: Tera’itea Branco-Gomes, 3, rides with the Piiholo Ranch Pa’u Riders. The riders won the parade’s Best Mounted Group prize. Fourth photo: Haleakala National Park staffers serve as the color guard.