Gold Star Fathers emphasize Takai’s commitment to our military, veterans and military families in new video
Hoe and Brostrom highlight the significance of the Hawaii Medal of Honor
HONOLULU (October 15, 2014) – In a new video released today, veterans Allen Hoe and David Brostrom discuss Mark Takai’s record of supporting the military community. They talk specifically about Takai’s efforts to create the Hawaii Medal of Honor and the importance of honoring the sacrifices made by our soldiers in uniform.
“It never gets easy, but we have found a lot of comfort in sharing the story of how proud we are of what our sons have done,” Hoe said. “I believe that Mark has demonstrated over the years not only his record of service but in addition he has been very active in addressing issues critical to his community and our state.”
“What Mark did, creating the Hawaii Medal of Honor, it wasn’t the medal itself, it was the recognition of the family members,” Brostrom said. “I’ve known Mark now for about eight years, but I look at deeds not just words, he has passed more legislation than anybody relating to active duty, National Guard, Reserves, and our veterans. I look at what he’s done and his record is exceptional.”
Mark Takai is a member of the Hawaii Army National Guard. Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of Defense or Department of the Army.