Hawaii Military Appreciation Month Events.

| May 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

The month of May is the 28th Annual Hawaii Military Appreciation Month to honor Hawaii-based troops and their families.

Events began April 26 with “An Evening of Aloha” at the USS Missouri. They continued May 1 with a combined military band concert at the Hale Koa Hotel.

Local government officials and business and civic leaders, along with military leadership, have planned several more events to celebrate military ohana.

May 10, Downtown Honolulu Concert — The Air Force Pacific Band-Hawaii will entertain with a free and open to the public concert, noon-1 p.m., at Tamarind Square, Bishop Street and Beretania in downtown Honolulu.

May 10, Henry Kapono Salute to the Troops Concert — Hawaii music icon Henry Kapono and friends entertain in concert, 7:30 p.m., at the Hawaii Theatre. Military discounted tickets can be purchased at the box office or online at www.HawaiiTheatre.com. Call 528-0506.

May 11, Pacific Aviation Museum — See the instruments of a World War II fighter or modern-day jet fighter at Open Cockpit Day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., May 11, at Pacific Aviation Museum, Pearl Harbor, in Hangar 79. Free with paid museum admission and free for museum members.
Parental supervision is required for keiki ages 10 and younger. Call 441-1007 or visit www.PacificAviationMuseum.org.

May 18, Living History Day — The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, Fort DeRussy, Waikiki, will commemorate Armed Forces Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Events include military memorabilia; re-enactors in period uniforms from the Civil War, the Spanish-American War and Vietnam; and hands-on displays of military artifacts. Call 438-2822.

May 18, Armed Forces Day — The Honolulu Zoo, 151 Kapahulu Ave., will host a free day at the zoo for all military ID cardholders, including retirees and National Guardsmen and their spouses, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. One ID cardholder can bring the entire family.
Free entrance for military ID cardholders will be located at the Monsarrat Gate.
For general information, call 486-9640 or email ota.elaine@yahoo.com.

May 30, Celebrating the Military Family — Armed Services YMCA of Honolulu is having its first “ special breakfast event, 7:30-9 a.m., Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. Military families and wounded warriors will be honored.

Individual tickets are $250. Proceeds support ASYMCA programs for military families and wounded warriors. Call Stan Lum at 473-3398 or 473-3399, or visit the ASYMCA at www.asymcahi.org.

June 14, Army Birthday Commemoration — U.S. Army-Pacific will hold a commemoration for the Army’s 238th birthday at 6:30 p.m., June 14, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m. For more details, contact your unit representative or call 438-9761.

Military Discounts
Visit the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii’s “Military Affairs” dropdown to view information about events and military discounts offered by local businesses to military ohana during Hawaii Military Appreciation Month. Search http://cochawaii.org/hawaiimilitaryappreciationmonthnew.asp.

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