Veterans Day parades, events scheduled

| November 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

Veterans Day, the annual American holiday honoring military veterans, is observed Nov. 11, the anniversary of the end of World War I’s major hostilities.

Following are scheduled events. 

6 / Saturday

Waianae Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 6, 9 a.m., starting at the Waianae Boat Harbor. The parade will follow Farrington Highway until Waianae Mall, where the Hoolaulea and JROTC drill meet will be held. Spectators and participants can enjoy food, crafts, entertainment and information booths. Call 255-8669. 

Big Island Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m., Hilo, Hawaii.

11 / Thursday

Wahiawa Lions Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 11, along California Avenue, Wahiawa. The parade begins with a joint service color guard at 10 a.m. The grand marshal will be Shigeru Kawamoto, a member of the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion. Call 306-1876 or e-mail rmansho@schn.com.

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Veterans Day Ceremony, Nov. 11, 10 a.m., hosted by Oahu Veterans Council.

Governor’s Veterans Day Ceremony, Nov. 11, 1 p.m., Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, 45-349 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe. Gov. Linda Lingle will give remarks.

Kilauea Military Camp Veterans Day Ceremony, Nov. 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Big Island. In case of inclement weather, event will be held at the KMC Theater. Park admission is free on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. All U.S. active duty personnel, retirees and veterans who attend the KMC Veterans Day ceremony can enjoy a free Veterans Day buffet. Eligible attendees who plan to attend the dinner must register in advance by calling 967-8371. 

Battleship Missouri Veterans Day Sunset Ceremony, Nov. 11, 4:45-5:45 p.m., free and open to the public, with advance reservations. Call 455-1600, ext. 222, or visit www.ussmissouri.org

13 / Saturday

Patriot Run/Walk, Nov. 13, 8 a.m., at the Waterfront at Puuloa. All proceeds will benefit the U.S. Vets Initiative in Kalaeloa for homeless veterans. Early registration deadline is Nov. 6. Late race entries will be accepted on race morning. Visit www.patriotrunhawaii.com.

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