30th Annual Memorial Day Observance at the Natatorium

May 28, 2018 by Sarah Heffern

On Sunday, May 27, 2018 the Friends of the Natatorium hosted their 30th annual Memorial Day event to honor residents of Hawai'i who have lost their lives in service to the nation. In this 100th year since the end of the first World War, the Hawaii World War One Centennial Task Force joined them as co-sponsors.

The moving and often personal ceremony featured speakers including Vietnam veteran, Bronze Star awardee, and Gold Star Father Allen Kale‘iolani Hoe; young dancers from the Hula Halau Olana; music from the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, Band and local bagpipers; veterans motorcycle groups; a local Boy Scout troop; and more.

A short video of the event is available via KITV news.


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