Photo taken of AmVets Hawai‘i Commander Donovan Andrew Lazarus, PACOM Commander, Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr. and Ewa Battlefield Commander, Ron Lam, at the 2017 Veterans Day Ceremony, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, on 11 NOV 2017.
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Checkout some of our great photos taken during our 2017 Veterans Day & USMC 242nd Birthday events, on 11 NOV 2017!
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Commander Donovan A. Lazarus, American Veterans Hawaii and Commander Ronald Y.K. Lam, Ewa Battlefield Post
cordially invites you to attend the Veteran’s Day & USMC 242nd Birthday event on Saturday, the eleventh of November two thousand seventeen at 1500 Hours
Ka Makana Ali’i Mall
91-5431 Kapolei Pkwy
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707
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This 11 November marks the 99th Anniversary of Veteran’s Day. American Veterans Hawaii is hosting the above event to honor the sacrifices of all our Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, Fallen Comrades, and our POW/MIAs.
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ORDER OF EVENTS:
Playing of “God Bless the USA” – Sound Technician
Welcome – Chrystie Brandt, Master of Ceremonies
Presentation of National Colors – Kapolei High School MC-JROTC
National Anthem & Hawai‘i Pono’i – Mililani High School Choir
Distinguished Speaker – Stephanie G. England, General Manager, Ka Makana Ali‘i
Distinguished Speaker – Majority Floor Leader, Senator Will Espero
Distinguished Speaker – Rolly Alvarado (Sgt, USMC), West Oahu Vet Center
Distinguished Speaker – Donna Renk (Surviving Spouse of Sergeant Daniel Renk (USMC)
Keynote Address – Thomas “Tom” Lee (SSG, USA)
WREATH PRESENTATION CEREMONY
Presenting: Senator Espero, CDR Donovan Lazarus,
SSG Thomas Lee and CDR Ron Lam
Playing of “Taps” – Keane Ishii, Mililani HS Choir Director
Taiko Drummers and Ewalani Hulamaids Performance
USMC BIRTHDAY CAKE-CUTTING CEREMONY
Colonel Jason Seal (USMC, Ret.), Senior Marine Instructor, MC-JROTC
Playing of Happy Birthday USMC – Sound Technician
Retire the Colors – Kapolei High School MC-JROTC
Playing of United States Armed Forces Medley – Sound Technician
Makana Mele concert series. Here is the line up for that:
1630 – 1730: Halau Hula ma ka Pu’uwai a ka Mana’o — Kumu Hula Pam Ka’uionalani Divine
1800 – 1930: Kaipo Kapua
The halau does have a very nice number that is to a patriotic song. Don’t miss out!
Checkout some of our 2016 Veterans Day & USMC 241st Birthday Event Snapshots:
- Legislative Priorities
- Legislative Agenda
- AMVETS National Constitution & ByLaws
- AMVETS Department of Hawaii Constitution & ByLaws
- Original 1947 Congressional
- Preamble to AMVETS Constitution
- AMVETS Officers Manual
- AMVETS Member Benefits
- Uncle Sam Wants You Poster
- ROTC/JROTC Press Release