UPDATE – First Annual Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony and National Vietnam Veterans Day ParadePosted on Feb 16, 2022 in Events, News, News Release, Press Releases
Dear O’ahu VSO leaders and members you are all invited to attend the first annual Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony and National Vietnam Veterans Day Parade scheduled for 29 March, 2022.
1600 VIP seating opens (reserved for Vietnam Veterans and Vietnamese community)
1615 – pre-ceremony music
1630 – Ceremony begins. Ceremony will conclude with the playing of the Armed Forces Medley, featuring all of the service songs. The music will be performed by the MARFORPAC Band and bands from the mainland.
1730 staging begins on Kalakaua Ave and Saratoga St. IMPORTANT – Kalakaua Ave closes at 1730. Parade officials will be on hand to direct parade entrants to their staging location.
1800-1900 National Vietnam Veterans Day Parade commences down Kalakaua Ave to Monsarrat St. Reviewing stand will be located on Kalakaua Ave in front of the International Market Place. All parade entries will be announced as they pass in review in front of the reviewing stand.
Parking is located at Kapiolani Park in lots 1&2. A parking shuttle will run from kapiolani Park to the Ft DeRussy continuously from 1500-1630. The parade ends at Kapiolani Park where cars will be parked.
We are planning to have three Waikiki Trolleys available to carry Vietnam veterans and wounded warriors in the parade. The Trolleys will be staged on Kalakaua Ave following the ceremony.
On behalf of Historic programs thank you all for your fantastic support. Our Vietnam Veterans deserve our best effort! You have all helped make this a special day for our Vietnam veterans.
Vietnam Veterans Day Parade (vietnamveteransparade.org)
Let’s show our Vietnam Veterans the love and respect they never received 50+ years ago. Help us make this the biggest Vietnam Veterans events in the country.
Please share this important information with your members.
Ceremony – Ft DeRussy, Kuroda Field 1630. Dress, aloha professional
Vietnam Veterans Parade – Kalakaua Ave., and Saratoga St 1800
All VSOs are invited to attend the ceremony and participate in the parade. If you are interested in attending the ceremony and participating in the parade please contact; MGySgt (ret) Earl Hurrey [email protected], 808-425-2908
Park at Kapiolani Park by the band shell. Ceremony shuttle will run from 1500-1630. Parade ends at Kapiolani Park.