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Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Hawaii State Veterans Summit
By News Release @ 6:27 PM :: 3485 Views :: Military

JUNE 21-22, 2019: Honolulu to Host Inaugural Hawaii State Veterans Summit at the Hawaii Convention Center

News Release from VA Pacific Islands Health Care System

Honolulu, HI – The Hawaii Office of Veterans Services, in collaboration with the Hawaii Veterans Foundation, will bring together various Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs), support services, guest speakers, and musical entertainment for a two-day summit beginning on June 21 at the Hawaii Convention Center. You are invited to join us on the 4th Floor for a wide variety of Veteran-related activities.

Guest speakers include:

  • Governor David Ige (Saturday)
  • Lieutenant Governor Josh Green (Friday)
  • Major General Suzanne Vares-Lum (Saturday)
  • Jared Lyon, National President and CEO, Student Veterans of America (Saturday)
  • Jennifer Gutowski, Director, Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System (Friday)
  • Andrea Lapinski, Acting Director, Honolulu Regional Office (VA Benefits)
  • Jim Horton, Director, National Cemetery Administration  (Punchbowl)

Organizations represented include:

  • US Census Bureau
  • Social Security Administration
  • Women Veterans Alliance
  • Department of Veterans Affairs -- Health Care, Benefits and Memorial Affairs
  • Over 50 more Veterans organizations

With performances by:

  • Kristian Lei
  • Sequoia Carr-Brown
  • Willow Chang
  • Derek Daniels
  • Kiana Luna

More performers listed at:

Complete Summit schedule can be found at: 

HNN: Veterans gather for Inaugural Summit at the Hawaii Convention Center


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