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| May 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Hoike Celebration — Wheeler Elementary School is celebrating its 50th anniversary with entertainment, games, a mural dedication, storytelling and a time capsule, May 21, 8:15-9 a.m. Call 622-6400.

West Loch Remembrance — A memorial service for the 163 service men who perished in a disastrous 1944 explosion at Navy Base West Loch is scheduled at the Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific, May 21, 3-4 p.m. Call 597-1347 or visit

Endangered Species Day — This inaugural Endangered Species Day event in Hawaii is a fun and unique way to learn about protecting endangered species, May 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Honolulu Zoo. Free admission for families with a military ID.

24 / Monday

LIHEAP — Learn about changes to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, May 24, 9 a.m. This program provides low-income families with energy credits for gas and electric bills. LIHEAP accepts applications June 1-30. Call 696-4261 or visit

27 / Thursday

Military Stars — Watch “Hawaii Stars of the Pacific” featuring the Army’s Sgt. Matthew Girard and Sgt. Tony Wood, as well as service members from the Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy and Marines at 9 p.m., on KHON2, May 27, June 9 and 24, and July 15.  

Music Festival — Tickets are available for the Na Hoku O Hawaii Music Festival, May 27-30, at the Hawaii Convention Center and throughout Waikiki. Call 973-4100, visit or e-mail

Film Festival — The Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival runs May 27-30 at the Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Academy of Arts. Military discounts are available. Visit or call 447-0577.

30 / Sunday

Memorial Weekend Ceremonies — Save the date for the following events:

•Pacific Islanders Memorial and Wreath Presentation, May 30, 10 a.m., National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.  

•Boy Scout’s “Good Turn” Ceremony, May 30, 1 p.m., National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Call 532-3720.

Scout packs and troops place a U.S. flag and a lei on each marker in the cemetery. 

•Vietnam Veterans Candlelight Ceremony, May 30, 5:30 p.m., National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Call 532-3720.

•The 22nd Annual Memorial Day Service at the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium, 10 a.m., May 30, in Kapiolani Park, right outside the Natatorium’s gate, will commemorate Hawaii’s honored war dead in speech, ceremony, song and dance, in a symbol of the freedom and of the American way of life preserved by the men and women who have fought in all the nation’s wars.

Lt. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, commanding general of U.S. Army-Pacific will represent all veterans at this year’s Natatorium ceremony. Call 258-5881.

31 / Monday 

Memorial Day Observances — 

•U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will conduct an Installation Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony, 9 a.m., May 31, at the Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery, to honor Americans who died in defense of the nation. Use Lyman Gate to obtain a visitor pass. Call 656-1331.

•The 61st Annual Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony is 8:30 a.m., May 31, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Call 532-3720.

•The Governor’s Memorial Day Ceremony is 1 p.m., May 31, at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, 45-349 Kamehameha Highway, in Kaneohe. Call 233-3630

The State of Hawaii Office of Veterans Services and Gov. Linda Lingle host this year’s ceremony, which includes military band music, a traditional Hawaiian chant, a parade of veterans’ organizations carrying their flags, an honor guard rifle salute, a helicopter flyover and speeches. 

Pearl Harbor Admission — Admission to all Pearl Harbor historic sites is free May 31, for active duty, reserve, auxiliary and retired U.S. military personnel and their family members. Visitors must present a valid military ID for the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, Battleship Missouri Memorial, and Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. The USS Arizona Memorial and USS Oklahoma Memorial do not charge general admission. Call 422-2771, 423-1341 or 441-1000.

Lantern Floating Hawaii — More than 2,000 candlelit lanterns bearing individual and community wishes and prayers will illuminate the ocean off Magic Island at Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu, at the 12th Annual Lantern Floating Hawaii Ceremony, 6:30 p.m. This event includes special performances by musicians, a lighting ceremony of the flame for world peace, and the release of lanterns into the Pacific Ocean. Parking is available at the Hawaii Convention Center with a shuttle starting at 4 p.m. Registry for lanterns starts at 1 p.m., May 31. Visit


2 / Wednesday 

Military Day — Camp Erdman Operation Purple Camp needs military volunteers for a special “Military Day” at YMCA Camp Erdman, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., June 2 and 9. E-mail or call 284-0293.

4 / Friday

Arrival Ceremony — Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command will conduct an Arrival Ceremony to honor fallen U.S. personnel whose identities remain unknown, 9 a.m., June 4, in Hangar 35, at Hickam Air Force Base. RSVP for a public tour after the ceremony, 10-11 a.m. Call 448-1934 or  e-mail

Midway Symposium — To commemorate the 68th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway, which changed the course of the war in the Pacific, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is featuring a Midway Symposium, June 4, 1-3 p.m. The symposium is free with museum admission. Call 441-1008 by May 28 for reservations. 

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