Memorial Day Ceremonies

| May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

 

In honor of Memorial Day, the Survivor Outreach Services program has set up an "Honor and Remembrance" display at the Schofield Barracks Post Exchange honoring our fallen heroes. (Courtesy of Survivor Outreach Services, Army Community Service, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation)

In honor of Memorial Day, the Survivor Outreach Services program has set up an “Honor and Remembrance” display at the Schofield Barracks Post Exchange honoring our fallen heroes. (Courtesy of Survivor Outreach Services, Army Community Service, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation)

The following events are happening on Oahu in observance of Memorial Day.

HONOLULU — American flags decorate rows of gravesites at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. (Photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Chris Hubenthal, Defense Media Activity - Hawaii News Bureau)

HONOLULU — American flags decorate rows of gravesites at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. (Photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Chris Hubenthal, Defense Media Activity – Hawaii News Bureau)

Sunday, May 29th

•National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

On the afternoon of Sunday, May 29, the gravesites will be draped with lei made by locals, as well as an American flag. The local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts decorate the graves for Memorial Day.

•Vietnam Veterans Candlelight ceremony, 5:30 p.m.

This ceremony is sponsored by VFW 10583 and the American-Vietnamese Coalition at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, commonly called Punchbowl, at 2177 Puowaina Dr., Honolulu.

 

Monday, May 30th

•Honolulu Mayor’s 66th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Punchbowl, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

This event features local military dignitaries, local JROTC, military performances and a performance by the Royal Hawaiian Band. A Roll Call of Honor in Remembrance ceremony is conducted by the Pacific American Foundation for Pacific Island veterans. It’s free and open to the public. The location is 2177 Puowaina Dr., Honolulu. Parking will be extremely limited. Consider taking The Bus.

Children quietly read the headstones found in the Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery. Graves are traditionally adorned with flags for special occasions. (Courtesy photo)

Children quietly read the headstones found in the Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery. Graves are traditionally adorned with flags for special occasions. (Courtesy photo)

•U.S. Army Hawaii Memorial Day Ceremony, 10 a.m.

The senior commander at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and the commander, 25th Infantry Division, Maj. Gen. Charles Flynn, will host this ceremony at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery to honor the sacrifices of Army veterans and sister services. The public is invited and should enter the cemetery via Lyman Gate, off Kunia Road, and provide current ID, registration, insurance and a safety check.

•Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery,
1 p.m.

The governor’s Memorial Day ceremony is located in Kaneohe at the state cemetery.

•Lantern Floating Ceremony at Ala Moana Beach Park, 6:45 p.m.

The annual Memorial Day Lantern Floating Ceremony offers participants to come together to honor loved ones who have passed away. More than 6,000 floating lanterns are expected along with over 40,000 people attending this free event. Location is Magic Island at Ala Moana Beach Park, Honolulu. (Pick up lanterns from 10 a.m.-4 p.m, on a first-come, first-served basis.)

For attendees who will be driving, free parking and shuttle service will be available at the Hawaii Convention Center. If you are staying in Waikiki, you might consider walking, especially if your hotel is on the western end of Waikiki. Consider taking the Waikiki Trolley.

On Memorial Day, all active duty, reserve, auxiliary and retired U.S. military personnel and their dependents will receive free admission to the Battleship Missouri Memorial, in honor of armed forces members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice protecting America's freedom. (Photo courtesy Battleship Missouri Memorial)

On Memorial Day, all active duty, reserve, auxiliary and retired U.S. military personnel and their dependents will receive free admission to the Battleship Missouri Memorial, in honor of armed forces members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice protecting America’s freedom. (Photo courtesy Battleship Missouri Memorial)

•USS Arizona Memorial, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Visit the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor; admission is free. The timed programs to the memorial begin at 8 a.m. and run through 3 p.m. at the Visitor Center.

•USS Missouri, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Battleship Missouri Memorial in Pearl Harbor will honor Armed Forces members who paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect America’s freedom by providing free admission to all active duty, reserve, auxiliary and retired U.S. military personnel and dependents on Memorial Day. Present a valid military I.D. for free admission at the Ticket and Information Booth at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center or at the entrance to the Battleship Missouri Memorial for those having approved base access onto Ford Island.

•Pacific Aviation Museum in Pearl Harbor, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

This museum in Pearl Harbor displays aircraft that have been important to U.S. military history.

•USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park in Pearl Harbor, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Bowfin in Pearl Harbor was an attack submarine vessel with significant history in World War II.

For more details, visit www.govisithawaii.com/2015/05/21/memorial-day-weekend-events-on-oahu-for-2015/#ixzz49WQ0B8kJ.

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