One of the more moving local Memorial Day observances is the lantern floating ceremony at Ala Moana Beach Park. Each year, thousands of kama`aina and visitors make their way to this solemn occasion of prayer and remembrance. If you have never been, it is worth your time. Find out more at the Lantern Floating Hawaii website. The ceremony has Buddhist roots, but people of all faiths are welcome to participate. It starts at 6 p.m. Weather permitting, it might be a good way to remember and honor a departed loved one. A glorious sunset may be an added bonus.