HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu Mayor Carlisle and Maj. Gen. Robert Lee will be at an important parade this weekend. The public is invited to join in a celebration commemorating the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress, to the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and Military Intelligence Service (MIS) for their valiant and dedicated service during World War II.
The official presentation of the Congressional Gold Medal was held at Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on November 2, 2011.
The local celebration is being organized by volunteers with a number of veterans and community organizations led by co-chairs Barbara Tanabe, daughter of an MIS veteran, and retired General Bob Lee, former adjutant general of Hawaii.
The Hawaii events will be held on December 17 and 18. The "Hawaii Salute to the Congressional Gold Medal Veterans" will also honor the 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion stationed on Oahu during World War II.