Tombstone Tuesday – Pahoa Cemetery Update

Last week, I wrote a blog post about how the lava flow has covered the Pahoa Japanese Cemetery (you can read that here) in Hawaii County, Hawaii.  Today, the San Francisco Chronicle ran a story about how one family’s tombstone was spared.

There is a wonderful photo of the Sato family headstone surrounded by black lava.  Aiko Sato visited the family plot before the lava arrived thinking it would be her last chance.  The family was surprised and grateful for a scientist who photographed the surviving headstone and contacted them.  There is a possibility of the headstone being taken by continued lava flows but for now it remains.

Check out the San Francisco Chronicle article here.

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