I live in Hawaii.
The General Election may be "called" hours before my polling stations close.
However, I plan to vote no matter what.
As a naturalized citizen, it is my right and a privilege - but today I will make sure my voice is heard for another special reason - to honor the memory of Frank Tanabe who lived here in Honolulu.
|Frank Tanabe & family (Courtesy AP.)|
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It all began when a picture of Mr. Tanabe, obviously sick in bed, went viral and his story was told in newspapers around the world.
But he lived only minutes from me.
So I'm going to cast my vote... and once again thank my lucky stars that we have men and women like Mr. Tanabe who sacrifice so much to allow us the freedom to run down to the elementary school in our lunch breaks, or mail in a secret ballot weeks in advance.
No matter what happens, this is going to be a historic election that may change how we, and the world, looks at America.
Frank Tanabe's voice will be heard.
My voice will be heard.
What say you?
|Courtesy: Irene Tanabe|