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Your Remembrances and Affirmations on a lantern

Remembering you...Recalling time together...Your best qualities...What I miss about you...I want to tell you...I wish…Thank you...

You used to do this and now I will carry it on...When you would do this, I felt so happy, so now I will ...You inspired me so I will...

We hope that you will feel a connection through the lanterns and affirm that you will perpetuate the wisdom, lovingkindness, and compassion - the shinnyo - of ones you are remembering. Share Your Light in tangible actions to feel peace within and bring about a bright and hopeful future.

Your Remembrances and Affirmations will be placed on a lantern that will be floated from the canoes. Remembrances and Affirmations submitted by Saturday night, May 18, 2019, 11:59 p.m. (HST) will be hand-transcribed by volunteers. Remembrances and Affirmations submitted between Sunday, May 19 - Sunday night, May 26, 2019, 11:59 p.m. (HST) will be printed. All online submissions will be placed on Collective Remembrance Lanterns and floated in the ceremony by volunteers. *Submitting a Remembrance or Affirmation here does not mean that you are reserving an Individual Lantern for the day of the ceremony.

Please note that if you reside in Hawaiʻi or near a Shinnyo-en temple or training center, we encourage you to personally handwrite your Remembrances and Affirmations in person.


Ten Most Recent Submissions

To: Karen Jean Ragunton
Hi Mommy......it's me Emily . I miss you so much. It's been 16 years since you left us. So much is happening and your not here. Girls are getting so big and miss you. Love you so much mommy.
Location: Keaau From: Emily Quirantes
To: Richard Dennis Ragunton
Daddy......it's been 4 years since you left and every day it's the same. Alot of things are happening and your not here. The girls really miss you so much and so do I. Tell Mom n gma and GPA we said we miss them. Love you so much Daddy.
Location: Keaau From: Emily Quirantes
To: April Dawn Black
My beautiful daughter, I miss you and love you so very much. I think of you every day. Your Birthday is one week from today, you would've been 36. Instead you're forever 7. Happy Birthday in heaven, April! We love you, Dad and Mom. Missing you dad, Glenn Sturgis. I love you, Glenda
Location: MO From: Glenda K. Black
To: Diana Wolking
Three years ago you entered the ocean that you so loved. You became one with the sea. May you rest in peace in the arms of our Blessed Lord. I am one of your many friends that was honored to have known you.
Location: Hilo From: Danny
To: Christopher Jansen Miller
For my Son, our Brother, our Uncle Chris...The world is not the same without you in it. So many loved you and miss you sincerely and still 13 years later talk about missing you in their lives. I pray your with peace and love -you are missed Mommie Stacey Craig Anthony and Ruby
Location: Ridgefield Park New Jersey From: Mommie Pat Miller
To: Robert Amiss
I miss you so much... I think of you every day. You will always be my hero! "Forever in our hearts" Love you dad!
Location: Rhode Island From: Roberta
To: Porter
You will forever hold a piece of our hearts sweet boy.
Location: Seattle, Wa From: Jessica + Mitch
To: Micheal Mananquil, Cita Zelanak
Dad and sister, I love and miss you both.I am not sure if I am living up to both of your expectations,its hard to be going thru this alone. I need help and guidance if you let me know what I should do.Mom is good thou could be better like anything else in life, it all depends on how you look at it
Location: Honolulu Hawaii From: Michel Mananquil
To: Carl Shoichi Oto
My dearest brother, I think of you often and am comforted knowing that you are reunited with sweet Caitlin. I’m reminded of you everyday when I see anything of beauty or hear a Tom Petty song. Give lots of big hugs to all our loved ones and friends. You will always be in my heart. Lots of love, Sis
Location: Moorpark, CA From: Patti McNamara
To: William J. Aylward
You are always in my thoughts...I wish I'd been better at understanding things over the years. You were a great Father...I miss you and wish you were still here.
Location: Kalaheo From: Lynn


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