National WWI Centennial Commission’s Distinctive Award for Hawaii’s WWI Memorial

Join us!

You are invited to attend the unveiling of the Centennial Memorial plaque awarded by the National WWI Centennial Commission distinctive award for Hawaii’s only WWI Memorial. On Friday, 0900, 2 NOV 2018 at the War Memorial Natatorium, 2815 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815.

What: Unveiling of the Centennial Memorial Plaque

When: Friday, November 2, 2018

Time: Nine o’clock in the morning

Where: World War One Memorial

Address: 2815 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

Please visit the following link to the Air Force Institute of Technology to open your invitation

The 100 Cities / 100 Memorials program, sponsored by the US World War One Centennial Commission has designated 100 memorials in 100 cities as official “WW1 Centennial Memorials” following a nationwide competitive nomination process. A plaque representing this designation will be affixed to the Memorial for permanent display of this special honor.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke, originator of the Centennial Memorial program explains the significance of this designation for the Cities and States honored by this designation: “By designating 100 WWI memorials across the nation…. we honor the names of those who served and the history of the communities where they lived.” This national recognition of Hawaii’s 9,800 WWI Service Members will be acknowledged at the ceremony.

Colonel Timothy D. Connelly, the Deputy Commanding Officer for Operations, 9th Mission Support Command, is our main speaker, and will unveil the plaque.

This is only the second plaque to be affixed to the exterior of the WWI Memorial, the first being the one mounted by the City of Honolulu of and unveiled 18 years ago on Memorial Day, May 26, 2000, by Mayor Jeremey Harris.

The ceremony will last forty minutes, but please arrive early to find parking along Kalakaua Ave.

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