First photo: Korean War Veterans Association Maui No Ka Oi Chapter member and U.S. Coast Guard veteran Robert “Sam” Favella salutes after lighting a candle during Tuesday evening’s annual candlelight ceremony to remember Maui County veterans killed and missing in action in Korea. The somber event marked the end of the Korean War on July 27, 1953. “It’s important because once the vets are gone, who’s going to remember them?” Favella asked. Guest speaker South Korean Deputy Consul Gen. Seung Buhm Lee said the sacrifices made by American soldiers to defeat communism are still strongly remembered. “Your sacrifices are not forgotten at all in Korea,’ he said. “Your sacrifices will be remembered by the next generation in Korea.”
Second photo: Thomas Kunishige (right) and Richard Ouchi prepare to distribute candles for Tuesday’s ceremony.
Third photo: Members of the Korean War Veterans Association Maui No Ka Oi Chapter fire a volley during Tuesday’s 21-gun salute.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos
Former Honolulu police Chief Louis Kealoha and his wife, former Deputy Prosecutor Katherine Kealoha, walk out of federal court in Honolulu on Tuesday. Prosecutors say the couple abused their positions in an attempt to silence a relative who could have exposed the financial fraud that funded their lavish lifestyle. AP photo
Glenn Tremble (right) of Launiupoko Water Co. and Launiupoko Irrigation Co. discusses the water situation in Launiupoko alongside water consultant Tom Nance during a council Affordable Housing Committee meeting Tuesday. The committee is considering two housing projects that would bring a combined 96 workforce and 61 market-priced homes to Launiupoko. The Maui News / COLLEEN UECHI photo
The new technologically advanced CT scanner is fully functional at the Pacific Cancer Institute. The cancer institute also installed a new contrast injector, giving Maui County patients easier access to the foremost medical care. The Maui News / DAKOTA GROSSMAN photo
Home plate umpire Jaime Perez wipes his face during a break in Tuesday’s Little League District 3 Majors championship baseball game between Central East Maui and Molokai at Eddie Tam Park. It was 92 degrees at Kahului Airport on Tuesday, tying the record for the day. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
Central East Maui’s Bransyn Hong smacks a two-run single in the third inning. Hong was 4-for-4 with four RBIs and two doubles.
Central East Maui’s Kamaha‘o Akima scores a third-inning run in front of Molokai catcher Cobra Cariaga-Abafo.
Molokai shortstop Miken Loo tries to turn a second-inning double play after forcing out Marley Sebastian.
Central East Maui’s Kamole Gilliland pitched a one-hitter on Tuesday to pick up the win. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos