Veterans Day is on Wednesday, and Hawaii will be honoring our nation’s veterans through various community events.
The following is more information about Veterans Day events:
Battleship Missouri Memorial hosts Veterans Day sunset ceremony When: Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Where: Battleship Missouri Memorial Who: U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (keynote speaker), Capt. Gerald “Jerry” Coffee The event aboard the USS Missouri will honor the sacrifice of veterans and pay special tribute to those who served in the Vietnam War, since this year marks the 40th anniversary of its conclusion.
Governor’s Veterans Day Ceremony When: Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 12:45 p.m. Where: Memorial Plaza, Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe Who: Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui (filling in for Gov. Ige, who is currently traveling) State Adjutant General, Major General Arthur J. Logan; Congressional Leaders; State and City Government Officials; Consul Generals; U.S. Military Commanders; Veterans and their Families Under the theme, “Veterans: A Lifetime of Service,” the event will include music, a parade of flags, a presentation of lei and a rifle salute. Civilian attendees are asked to wear aloha attire, while military attendees are asked to dress in Class B or equivalent attire.
Wahiawa Lions Club Veterans Day Parade When: Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. Where: The parade starts at Kaala Elementary School and proceeds to the Wahiawa District Park where there will be a brief ceremony. This year’s theme is “Honoring Those Who Serve.”
Veterans Day lei presentation, commemoration When: Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. Where: Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium Who: Veterans Foreign Wars Post 8616, American Legion Post 17 Riders, other veterans groups and the Friends of the Natatorium will gather for the VFW’s annual event. The Legion riders will come in from Kalakaua Avenue shortly before the ceremony, which will include brief remarks honoring those who serve the nation. The public is also invited to attend to reflect and leave lei or flowers in honor of Veterans Day.