Lawmaker calls for action after human feces found at Honolulu war memorials
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Some are calling a tribute to Hawaii's war dead an embarrassment to the state after a lawmaker found homeless people using Hawaii's Korean and Vietnam War Memorial as an open latrine.
Each name etched into the black granite wall represents a life lost in service to the United States.
Extending 100 feet, the Korean and Vietnam War Memorial is place of reflection for hundreds of Hawaii's families.
But lately many of the people who visit don't come to pay their respects.
"The homeless are nesting there and defecating there because it provides a degree of concealment," said state Rep. Bob McDermott, whose district includes Ewa Beach.