Former Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim connects the past with present at veterans memorial event

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Former Mayor Harry Kim gives the keynote address during a memorial service Thursday in Hilo.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Delbert Nishimoto salutes during the playing of taps during a memorial service Thursday at the Keaukaha Military Reservation to honor 10 soldiers who lost their lives in the Vietnam War.

Flags waved in the wind and taps was played for about 50 people in Hilo on Thursday as they honored 10 lives that were lost during the Vietnam War.