Governor’s Memorial Day Ceremony at Hawaii State Veterans CemeteryPosted on May 25, 2016 in News, News Release, Press Releases
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Office of Veterans’ Services
DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR
BRIGADIER GENERAL ARTHUR J. LOGAN ADJUTANT GENERAL
RONALD P. HAN JR. DIRECTOR
For Immediate Release May 23, 2016
Governor’s Memorial Day Ceremony at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery
WHEN: Monday, May 30, 2016, 1 p.m.
WHAT: Governor’s Memorial Day Ceremony
WHO: Governor David Y. Ige, State Deputy Adjutant Brigadier General Kenneth S. Hara, Congressional Leaders, State and City Government Officials, Consul Generals, U.S. Military Commanders, Veterans and their Families
WHERE: Memorial Plaza, Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe, Hawaii
Honolulu — Under the auspices of the Office of Veterans’ Services, a division of the State of Hawaii Department of Defense, Gov. David Y. Ige will host the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe. The theme for this year’s event is: “Sacrificed All to Preserve Liberty.”
The program begins at 12:45 p.m. with a musical prelude by the 111th Army Band of the Hawaii Army National Guard, followed by a conch shell opening featuring Kahu Manu Mook. The parade of flags and presentation of lei will be carried out by various veterans’ organizations.
Office of Veterans’ Services Director, Ronald P. Han Jr., will serve as the master of ceremonies. The National Anthem and Hawai‘i Pono‘i will be performed by the 111th Army Band. Kahu Kekapa Lee will provide the invocation and benediction.
Gov. Ige will provide the keynote Memorial Day address with Brig. Gen. Hara giving the welcoming remarks. Gov. Ige and Brig. Gen. Hara will present the state wreath at the Memorial Plaza Monument. Thereafter, U.S. Pacific Command and senior commanders representing each military service will also present a wreath. A rifle salute will be performed by the Hawaii Air National Guard’s Honor Guard followed by TAPS by the 111th Army Band.
Civilian attendees are asked to wear aloha attire. Military attendees are asked to dress in Class B or equivalent attire. Shuttle service is available from the National Guard vans. The vans can pick guests up from the City Bus Stop, in the parking lots and take you to the Memorial Plaza. At the end of the event, the van will also take you back to your mode of transportation.