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VIDEO, PHOTOS: James Burns’ legacy at the University of Hawaii medical school is remembered during campus healing garden ceremony
Date: April 18th, 2017 in JABSOM News
Faculty, staff and students joined hands in prayer, remembering the late James S. Burns, longtime friend of the University of Hawai’i, during a ceremony in his honor last week. The memorial service was held in the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Mala Laʻau Lapaʻau, or Native Hawaiian Healing Garden, a setting where those gathered could reflect on the retired judges’ life and his many contributions in support of the school.
Burns’ widow, Emme Tomimbang, television host and producer, and James Burns’ adult children, Brendan Burns, an educator, and Meredith Burns, an attorney, attended the garden ceremony which included the planting of a lama, a tree associated with enlightenment, in the Honorable James Burns’ name.