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Pulse victims, Debra Clayton and Norman Lewis honored in Hawaii

Edgewood offiicer attends lantern floating in Hawaii on Memorial Day-

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HONOLULU – An Edgewood police officer chose to float a lantern at the Lantern Floating in Hawaii to honor and remember Orlando Police Department Lt.Debra Clayton, Orange County Sheriff's Office Deputy First Class Norman Lewis and the 49 victims of the Pulse attack.

Clayton and Lewis were killed on Jan. 9. Clayton was shot by Markeith Loyd outside a Walmart on Princeton Street at John Young Parkway, authorities said. Not long after, during the manhunt for Loyd, Lewis was hit on his motorcycle by a driver who was attempting to cross Balboa Street, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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The Edgewood officer participated in Lantern Floating Hawaii on Memorial Day. More than 50,000 people attended this year's event at Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

The event was created with the wish of creating cultural harmony and understanding. It was first officiated on Memorial Day in 1999 and has been observed every year since. 

Click here to see a video of the full ceremony.