Oahu honors fallen service members at Memorial Day ceremonies

Oahu honors fallen service members at Memorial Day ceremonies

The public is invited to honor fallen service members in several Memorial Day services across the island.

The annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the "Punchbowl" National Cemetery of the Pacific is set for 8:30 a.m.

The ceremony is free and open to the public. However, parking at the cemetery is very limited. Bus service will be available with pickup at the Alapai Transit Center from 7 to 8 a.m.

Schofield Barracks will also hold a special Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. that's open the public. Visitors without a military ID can enter Schofield through Lyman Gate on Kunia Road, where they will be subject to an installation security background check.

In Kaneohe, Gov. David Ige will host an annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe. This year's theme is "Remember Their Sacrifices for the Freedom of Others."

The program starts at 12:45 p.m. with a musical prelude by the 11th Army Band of the Hawaii National Guard followed by a conch shell opening featuring Kahu Manu Mook. A parade of flags and presentation of lei will also take place.

Civilian attendees are asked to wear aloha attire. Military attendees are asked to dress in Class B or equivalent attire.

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