For widest dissemination,
American Veterans “AMVETS” Hawaii, in recognition with Ewa Battlefield and Pearl Harbor 76th Commemorations cordially invites you to attend our 10th Annual Ewa Battlefield Commemoration scheduled on Saturday, the December 9, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.
When: Saturday, 9 December 2017 (0930 to 1100 Hours)
Where: Ewa Plain Battlefield – Airfield Concrete Ramp (1941)
Who: Free, Open to the Public
Aloha Attire or Military Class B’s
“This place is sacred ground to the United States Marines that died there, to the Japanese aviators that perished and the civilian residents of Ewa plantation. Remembering our solemn commitment to their memory is the promise that is fulfilled at battlegrounds that are preserved and enshrined by our nation.”
– Daniel A. Martinez, Chief Historian
WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument
We would be honored for you to share in this special moment with us.
Ewa Plain Battlefield was one of the first places attacked on December 7, 1941. Ewa Villages was also attacked. There were Marine and civilian casualties. The entire 1941 airfield has been nominated to the state/national register.
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For a full schedule of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2017 events, please visit here.
Learn more: Ewa Plain Battlefield File
The Ewa Plain Battlefield is located in the southwestern corner of Oahu, Honolulu County, in a geographic area referred to as Ewa Plain, approximately 5.5 miles southwest of Ford Island (middle of Pearl Harbor). While the Battle of Ewa Plain encompasses three main population centers: Ewa Field, Ewa Villages, and Ewa Beach, only Ewa Field retains sufficient architectural, archeological, and/or landscape integrity to convey its historical significance. This includes retaining its integrity of location, setting, design, and association.
Google Maps Street Views – Click links to see 360 views Look for Quonset Huts and Baseball Field
https://goo.gl/maps/Haaf9qJjZkn – Roosevelt Ave and Corregidor Rd
https://goo.gl/maps/wCkMGTixkjS2 – Corregidor and past barriers
The field is located across from the Hawaiian Railway Society Museum.
This is a joyous but respectful commemoration. All are welcome to attend to view the Battlefield with its many bullet strafing marks and pose with WWII veterans and vehicles for picture taking.
Note, Ewa Plain Battlefield, formerly Marine Corps Air Station Ewa,
was listed in the National Historic Site Registry and is in the process of becoming part of the WW-II Valor in the Pacific National Monument.