Governor’s Veterans Day Ceremony at Hawaii State Veterans CemeteryPosted on Nov 3, 2014 in News, News Release, Press Releases
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Office of Veteran Services
MG DARRYLL D.M. WONG
RONALD P. HAN JR.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 5, 2014
Governor’s Veterans Day Ceremony at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery
Honolulu — Under the auspices of the Office of Veteran Services, a division of the State of Hawaii Department of Defense, Gov. Neil Abercrombie will host the annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe.
Governor’s Veterans Day Ceremony
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, 1 p.m.
Memorial Plaza, Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe, Hawaii
• Gov. Neil Abercrombie
• State Adjutant General Darryll D.M. Wong
• State and City Government Officials
• Consul Generals
• U.S. Military Commanders
• Veterans and their Families
The program begins at 1 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.
The Office of Veteran Services will honor our Secretary Jennifer Aina for her service and commitment to veterans. She has been with OVS since it was established in 1988. Office of Veteran Services Director Ronald P. Han Jr. will serve as the master of ceremonies. Na Leo Lani Choir will sing the National Anthem and Hawai‘i Pono‘i. Kahu Kekapa Lee will provide the invocation and benediction.
Gov. Abercrombie will provide the keynote Veterans Day address with State Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Wong giving the welcoming remarks. Gov. Abercrombie, Maj. Gen. Wong and Jennifer Aina, 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 Army National Guard’s Honor Guard.
Civilian attendees are asked to wear aloha attire. Military attendees are asked to dress in Class B or equivalent attire.