Gov. Neil Abercrombie issued a proclamation designating May 19 to 25, National Emergency Medical Services Week.
It's a week to show appreciation to the lifesaving work paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians perform every day.
Honolulu Mobile Intensive Care Technician Derrick Yonezawa was honored at the state capitol on Friday. He began his career with the City in 1981.
Yonezawa was awarded with the EMS Outstanding Employee plaque for his years of service to the community.
Thousands gathered at the memorial to pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and to those who survived.
You may remember the story we did earlier this week about the Pearl Harbor survivor who was headed here from the mainland for the ceremony, he was bumped from the flight and didn't know if he would get here in time.
It may take drivers a little longer to get around this weekend. On Sunday, there will be lane and road closures for the Honolulu Marathon.