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Misawa's Remembrance Ceremony

A table is decorated with a bouquet of red and white flowers, with candles and leaves.

Candles and a floral arrangement rest on a table in the base chapel during the Remembrance ceremony at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 12, 2021. The ceremony gave Misawa members a chance to attend a memorial ceremony for loved ones that passed away during the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

An Air Force chaplain talks to a crowd of people in a chapel.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Bryan Fox, 35th Fighter Wing chaplain, gives remarks during the Remembrance ceremony at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 12, 2021. The chaplain gave a eulogy about departed loved ones for the members of Misawa who couldn’t travel to funerals or memorials amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

A flute and violin are being played while military boots, rifle, helmet, and fire fighter uniform are being displayed.

Musicians perform during the Remembrance ceremony at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 12, 2021. In addition to those who passed away amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Remembrance honored members who died in Afghanistan and the victims of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

A military chaplain lights a candle while a flute and a violin are being played in the back

U.S. Air Force Maj. Hoang Nyugen, 35th Fighter Wing chaplain, lights a candle during the Remembrance ceremony at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 12, 2021. The ceremony included dinner and a special candlelight presentation, allowing attendants who couldn't return home to attend funerals the opportunity to grieve and find closure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

A musician plays the piano in the back of the picture while the front is a stage decorated for the Remembrance ceremony.

A musician performs during the Remembrance ceremony at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 12, 2021. The Remembrance ceremony included pictures of loved ones whose lives were lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan --