Hawaii's 7th Governor, Neil Abercrombie, will be sworn into today on the grounds of Iolani Palace. Parking will be challenging so the public is asked to carpool or be dropped off at the site. Also, water jugs will be on site but residents are encouraged to bring their own cups or water bottles to avoid trash on palace grounds. Additionally, residents should be advised of the 19-gun salute that will follow the oaths of office around Noon.
Here's the full timeline of today's Inaugural ceremonies:
9:45 AM Emcee Tony Takitani
9:46 AM Niu Valley Middle School Band (20 mins)
Director Wayne Fanning
Co-Directors Kent Miyashiro & Zachary Morita
10:07 AM Emcee Tony Takitani
10:08 AM Hawai'i Youth Opera Chorus: SCELTO & Na Leo Kuho'okahi Ensembles
(20 mins) Director Nola Nahulu
10:29 AM Emcee Tony Takitani
Entrance of Hawaiian Societies (est 200 people)
10:40 AM Seating of Hawaiian Societies
10:41 AM Emcee Tony Takitani
10:42 AM Aaron Mahi/Dennis Kamakahi (20 mins)
11:03 AM Emcee Tony Takitani
11:03 AM 111th Army Band (20 mins)
Chief Warrant Officer Curtis Y. Hiyane
11:24 AM Emcee Tony Takitani
11:24 AM Honor Guards form at Palace
Royal Guards posted
11:34 AM Processional Lineup on Palace Balcony
Call to Attention – Bugle (111th Army Band) U.S. Armed Service
Posting of Colors – Drum Roll (111th Army Band) U.S. Armed Service
11:39 AM Processional of Inaugural Party leaves Palace steps
Musical Accompaniment – "Hawai'i, Hawai'i"
11:47 AM Emcee Tony Takitani
11:47 AM National Anthem (Willie K)
Pledge of Allegience (Eagle Scout Sione Finau)
Hawai'i Pono'i (Richard Ho'opi'i)
11:53 AM Emcee Tony Takitani
11:54 AM Invocation: Tom Cummings (seated on stage)
Announcement of "A New Day In Hawaii": Kealoha
11:59 AM Emcee Tony Takitani
Governor's Oath of Office
Lieutenant Governor's Oath of Office
Administered by Associate Justice James E. Duffy
12:04 PM "Ruffles & Flourishes" – 111th Army Band
19-Gun Salute to be fired by Battery A, 1st Battalion, 487th Field
Artillery, from the 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Hawaii Army National Guard.
Commanded by: Captain Carlos Hood
12:05 PM Emcee Tony Takitani
12:05 PM Remarks ] Lieutenant Governor Brian Schatz
12:13 PM Emcee Tony Takitani
12:14 PM Inaugural Address ] Governor Neil Abercrombie
12:24 PM Emcee Tony Takitani
12:24 PM Hawaiian Hula Implement Medley in honor of the 3 Counties, Hawai'I,
Maui (Molokai, Lanai) and Kauai (Ni'ihau)
Beamer Solomon Halau O Po'ohala (4 mins)
Kumu Loea Hulali Solomon Covington, Russell Paio & Nathan Grace
12:30 PM Emcee Tony Takitani
Benediction – Reverand Bruce Nakamura of the Hilo Hongwanji Mission
12:32 PM Kokua Kalihi Valley Seniors Group "Good Luck, Good Health, God Bless
Merlita Compton, Program Director
12:34 PM Chant – Kumu Hula Leina'ala Heine
12:36 PM LDS Tongan Choir: "Hallelujah" Chorus fr Beethoven's 9th
Tevita Toafa, Choir Director
12:38 PM Emcee Tony Takitani
Retiring of Colors
US Armed Services
12:45 PM Recessional
111th Army Band – "Kalakaua March"
Emcee Tony Takitani
12:48 PM Postlude – 111th Army Band (12 mins)
Abercrombie, Schatz to attend confirmation ceremonies on neighbor islands. Gov.-Elect Neil Abercrombie and Lt. Gov.-Elect Brian Schatz will travel to all neighbor islands for confirmation ceremonies as a part of their inaugural events and pledge to include all islands in an Abercrombie/Schatz Administration. The theme of the celebrations is "E Ho`omalu O Hawai`i," which means "To Protect Hawai`i."
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Plantation House in Pahala
CONTACT: Patti Cook, 808-937-2833
WHEN: Monday, Dec. 13, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Kuhio Hale (Hawaiian Homes Hall)
CONTACT: Patti Cook, 808-937-2833
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 15, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Hikina a ka la Heiau, Wailua
CONTACT: Dennis Esaki, 808-652-0912
NOTES: Parking is available at Lydgate Park.
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
WHERE: International Longshore and Warehouse Union Hall in Lanai City
CONTACT: Leticia Castillo, email@example.com
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Lahainaluna High School Football Field 980 Lahainaluna Rd.
CONTACT: Yuki Lei Sugimura, firstname.lastname@example.org