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Hawaii Memorial Day Ceremonies
By Andrew Walden @ 9:07 PM :: 3466 Views :: Military

Sunday, 25 May

9:30 a.m., Waialua Lions Club Memorial Day Celebration at Haleiwa Beach Park, in Haleiwa. Event is open to the public. The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command will provide a color guard to honor and recognize past veterans from the North Shore who died in action in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

10-11 a.m., Waikiki World War I Natatorium Memorial Day Ceremony at Waikiki War Memorial.

10-11 a.m., Pacific American Foundation Roll Call of Honor in Remembrance Ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. The Foundation will recognize the dedicated service, sacrifice and special contributions made by Pacific Island veterans. The 8th Theater Sustainment Command will participate in the Joint Service Color Guard.

12-2 p.m., Boy Scout Good Turn Ceremony at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Attendance is limited to Scouts and their families. Speaker is Col. Dave Preston, U.S. Army-Pacific, G4. USARPAC’s Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion will support.

1-2 p.m., The Girl Scouts of Hawaii will hold their Annual Grave Decorating Ceremony at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

5:30 p.m., Vietnam Veterans Candlelight Ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 10583 (Vietnam Post), will honor and remember their fallen brothers and sisters. The 311th Signal Command will participate in the Joint Service Color Guard.

Monday, 26 May

NOTE: Flags to fly at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day

8:45-10 a.m., Annual Memorial Day Mayor’s Ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell will host the ceremony. The Pacific Command will participate in the Joint Service Color Guard.

10-11 a.m., Installation Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery. Col. Richard A. Fromm, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will host the ceremony. The public is invited to join the garrison as it honors Army veterans and sister services who served and died in defense of our country. Visitors should enter Schofield via Lyman Gate, off Kunia Road, and provide current ID, registration, insurance and safety check. For more details, call 656-3159.

1-2 p.m., Memorial Day Governor’s Ceremony at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Governor Neil Abercrombie will host the ceremony, which remembers those who gave their lives in conflict and allows for reflection on the memories. The 25th ID will participate in the joint service color guard.

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Army hosts Memorial Day Remembrance

News Release from Schofield Barracks May 22, 2014

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Army will hold an intimate Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony at 10 a.m., Monday, at the Post Cemetery, here.

The public is invited to join U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) and the military community as they honor Army veterans and members of our sister services who gave their lives in service of our country.

Col. Richard A. Fromm, commander, USAG-HI, will be the speaker for this event. Representatives from the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and American Legion will also participate, placing wreaths in the cemetery to honor fallen comrades.

Non-military guests should enter Schofield Barracks via Lyman Gate, off Kunia Road, and provide current driver's license, vehicle registration, proof of insurance and safety check. All vehicle occupants 16 years of age and older must present a valid government form of identification, such as a driver's license or state ID card.

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Magic Island Lantern Floating Ceremony at Ala Moana Beach Park

The annual Lantern Floating Ceremony attracts thousands of local residents and visitors. It’s a peaceful and moving night of remembrance and prayer. This free ceremony takes place from 6pm to 7:30pm at Ala Moana Beach Park. For more information, go to


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