May proclaimed ‘Hawaii Military Appreciation Month’

| May 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Chamber of Commerce Hawaii
News Release

The Military Affairs Council (MAC) of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii joins Governor Neil Abercrombie, today, who will hold a proclamation ceremony designating May 2014 as the 29th Annual Hawaii Military Appreciation Month (HMAM).

The ceremony will honor service members from each of the seven Hawaii-based commands for their outstanding community service contributions.

The ceremony is to be followed by a reception at Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui’s office, where invited leaders will have an opportunity to thank and pay tribute to the honorees.

Seven honorees from the U.S. Pacific and each component command will be presented with a commendation certificate for their outstanding individual community service contributions.

The MAC, comprised of business leaders, retired military flag and general officers, and strategic consultants versed in military affairs, was established by the Chamber in 1985 to promote, preserve and protect the military’s presence in Hawaii, and to serve as the advocate for military and their families.

“We’re honored to join Governor Abercrombie in recognizing and honoring the military’s everyday contributions to our great state,” said Charlie Ota, Chamber vice president of Military Affairs. “This event provides an opportunity for our government, business and other community leaders to express their deep appreciation and gratitude for the daily sacrifices by service members and their families, which often go untold.”

This event will be streamed live and accessible at: http://governor.hawaii.gov/.

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