Has directed by Ms. Elizabeth Larson, Real Estate Specialist, Navy Facility Headquarters, BRAC PMO West, Office: 760-717-3216, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org AmVets Hawaii was to coordinate for access to Ewa Battlefield with Deputy Director Jeanne Ishikawa, Dept. of Parks and Recreation, City and County of Honolulu, Office: 808-768-3002, Email: email@example.com
Unfortunately, our AmVets Hawaii Commander, Donovan A. Lazarus was not able to obtain the required approval from Deputy Director Jeanne Ishikawa for this important event to spite the numerous calls, emails, messages left and letter to Deputy Director Ishikawa from Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine.
“…We cannot help but to feel a sense of failure not having our commemoration ceremony this year. We who have served our Nation in uniform take it personally… It is our solemn duty to honor our fallen World War II Heroes, who died at Ewa Battlefield. Shame on us!”
– Commander Donovan A. Lazarus
American Veterans Hawaii
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. This is a happy but respectful commemoration. All are welcome to attend and view the many bullet strafing marks and pose with WWII 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.
Annual Ewa Battlefield Commemoration
an “Official” 77th Pearl Harbor Commemoration Ceremony
For a full schedule of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2018 events, please visit here.
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Learn more: Ewa Plain Battlefield File
When: Saturday, 8 December 2018 (0930 to 1100 Hours)
Where: Ewa Plain Battlefield – Airfield Concrete Ramp (1941)
Who: Free, Open to the Public
AMVETS (American Veterans) is the nation’s most inclusive Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization, representing the interests of 20 million veterans.
From across the United States, nine World War II veterans clubs, met in Kansas City, Mo., and founded The American Veterans of World War II on Dec. 10, 1944. Less than three years later, on July 23, 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed Public Law 216, making AMVETS the first World War II organization to be chartered by Congress. Since then, the original charter has been amended several times to admit as members those who served in different eras. On 16 October 2002 the 107th Congress enacted Public Law 107-241 (H.R. 3214), an Act to amend the Charter of the AMVETS organization to “AMVETS (American Veterans)”. Today, membership in AMVETS is open to anyone who is currently serving, or who has honorably served, in the U.S. Armed Forces from World War II to the present, to include the National Guard and Reserves.
AMVETS MISSION STATEMENT: To enhance and safeguard the entitlements for all American Veterans who have served honorably and to improve the quality of life for them, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy and services.