Ralph Virene is a World War II veteran who runs Bloomsday in honor of those who have fallen or are still suffering from Pearl Harbor.
With Bloomsday 2014 this Sunday, May 4, SWX's Sam Adams visited with some of the local and long tenured participants of the event to give everyone a deeper understanding of what this race really means to the people of the region.
Enjoy the above videos with these "Bloomsday Memories" that have aired throughout the week on SWX and KHQ leading up to Bloomsday 2014. Make sure you turn in to SWX for full coverage the morning of the race. Bloomsday will also stream live on SWX, visit SWXRightNow.com's home page for more on our streams!