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Hawaii celebrates Veterans Day 2014

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Several events are planned in Hawaii on Tuesday to celebrate Veterans Day and to honor the men and women who served in the Armed Forces. The following is a list of parades, ceremonies and other events marking Veterans Day:

What: 68th Annual Wahiawa Lions Club Veterans Day Parade 
Where: California Avenue, Wahiawa – starting from Kaala Elementary School to Wahiawa District Park
Time: 10 a.m.
Hundreds will line California Avenue for the Wahiawa Lions Club Veterans Day parade. Military displays and ceremonies will follow at the park.

What: Veterans Day Ceremony 
Where: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Time: 10 a.m.
A Veterans Day program will remember and honor all military members who served or are currently serving our nation. This public ceremony and others at national cemeteries across the country are a small way to say “thank you” to those who serve.

What: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8616 Annual Veterans Day Observance
Where: War Memorial Natatorium in Waikiki
Time: 11 a.m.
VFW members will coordinate the presentation of 100 lei – each representing 100 of the more than 10,000 from Hawaii who volunteered for service in World War I. Other presentations include a Legion riders motorcycle show and keynote speakers.

What: Governor's Veterans Day Ceremony
Where: Memorial Plaza, Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe
Time: 1 p.m.
Gov
. Neil Abercrombie will host a Veterans Day ceremony that includes a parade of flags, presentation of lei, rifle salute, music and other presentations. Civilian attendees are asked to wear aloha attire. Military attendees are asked to dress in Class B or equivalent attire.

What: Veterans Day Sunset Ceremony
Where: USS Missouri
Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
A ceremony will take place to salute all veterans of past and present. Attendees are asked to wear aloha attire, summer whites or service equivalent. Base access is coordinated with a RSVP. Call (808) 455-1600 ext. 223 for more information.

City and County of Honolulu offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day, a federal holiday. The following is a schedule of closures, changes and other announcements:
  • Emergency ambulance, fire, lifeguard, and police services will be available.
  • Refuse will be collected. Landfills and transfer stations will be open.
  • Parks, municipal golf courses, botanical gardens, and the Honolulu Zoo will be open.
  • TheBus will operate on a Saturday schedule. For route and schedule information, please visit www.thebus.org.
  • The Neal S. Blaisdell Center Box Office will be closed.
  • All Satellite City Halls and Driver's License offices will be closed.
  • The People's Open Markets will not be held.
  • These following traffic and parking regulations will be in effect: On-street parking will be free, except for the meters on Kalakaua Avenue along Kapiolani Park and metered parking lots. 
  • Traffic lanes will not be coned for contraflow.
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