Governor’s Veterans Day Ceremony at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery

Posted on Nov 5, 2015 in News, News Release, Press Releases


For Immediate Release                                                                                                           Nov. 5, 2015

Governor’s Veterans Day Ceremony at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery

WHEN:            Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.

WHAT:            Governor’s Veterans Day Ceremony

WHO:              Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui; State Adjutant General, Major General Arthur J. Logan; 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 Veteran Services, a division of the State of Hawaii Department of Defense, the state will host the annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe. The theme for this year’s event is: “Veterans: A Lifetime of Service.”

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 Veteran Services Director, Ronald P. Han Jr., will serve as the master of ceremonies. Girl Scout Ms. Mia Shelbourne will sing the National Anthem, Hawai‘i Pono‘i and America by Dustin James. Kahu Kekapa Lee will provide the invocation and benediction.

Governor Ige will be travelling and therefore, Lt. Gov. Tsutsui will provide the keynote address with State Adjutant General, Major General Logan giving the welcoming remarks. Lt. Gov. Tsutsui and Major General Logan will present the State wreath at the Memorial Plaza Monument. Thereafter, U.S. Pacific Command and senior commanders representing each military branch of 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 Hawaii Army National Guard’s 111th Army Band.

Civilian attendees are asked to wear aloha attire. Military attendees are asked to dress in Class B or equivalent attire.