Memorial Day ceremonies in Hawaii honor fallen service members

Memorial Day ceremonies in Hawaii honor fallen service members

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - By Chantelle Aguilar 

The public is invited to Memorial Day ceremonies to honor fallen service members.

The annual Mayor's Memorial Day Ceremony starts at 8:30 a.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell will lead the memorial address.

The ceremony is free and open to the public. However, parking at the cemetery is very limited.

Bus service is available. Route 15 (Makiki-Pacific Heights) is scheduled to depart at 7 a.m., 7:20 a.m., and 8 a.m. from Alapai Transit Center. Free parking will also be available at the Frank F. Fasi Municipal Building parking lot.

Free parking and shuttle service is also available at Stevenson Middle and Lincoln Elementary.

In Kaneohe, Gov. David Ige will host his annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. This year's theme is "Sacrificed All to Preserve Liberty."

The program starts at 12:45 p.m., with a musical prelude by the 111th Army Band Hawaii Army National Guard.

The ceremony will include a conch shell opening featuring Kahu Manu Mook, parade of flags, and presentation of lei. Ige will present his address at 1 p.m.

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

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