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.