Gabbard, Schatz honor Mark Takai at regatta
HONOLULU (Aug. 20, 2016) — U.S. Rep Tulsi Gabbard (HI-2) and U.S. Sen Brian Schatz (HI-D) helped to kick off the 7th Annual Na Koa Wounded Warrior Canoe Regatta on the shores of Waikiki Beach. The annual regatta supports and honors wounded, injured and ill service members, and Gold Star families. The congresswoman delivered opening remarks and honored the late Congressman Mark Takai, who paddled in last year’s regatta, the U.S. Marines killed in Hawaiʻi during training exercises this past year, and others who have paid the ultimate price.
Later in the day Gabbard attended the K. Mark Takai Family Fun Day at Momilani Community Center in Pearl City. She presented a certificate to Sami Takai and the Takaiʻohana on behalf of the United States Congress recognizing Rep. Mark Takai’s more than two decades of service to the people of Hawaiʻi in the Hawaiʻi State Legislature, Hawaiʻi Army National Guard, and U.S. Congress. Rep. Mark Takai served Pearl City in the Hawaiʻi State House of Representatives for eight terms, from 1994-2012, and was a graduate of Pearl City High School.
This evening, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard will attend the Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) 10th Annual Ke Alahele Education Fund Benefit Dinner and Auction in Wailea.