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Hawaii: “Salute to the Congressional Gold Medal Veterans”

17 Dec 18 Dec

The “Hawai‘i Salute to the Congressional Gold Medal Veterans” will feature a “Victory Parade” and a banquet on Sat., Dec. 17 and a memorial service at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, 2177 Puowaina Dr., Honolulu, on Sun., Dec. 18. The event will also honor the 1399 Engineer Construction Battalion stationed on O‘ahu during World War II. Parade will start at 10 a.m. from Fort DeRussy, 2161 Kalia Rd., Honolulu, to Kapiolani Park, 2805 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu. Trolley cars will carry the veterans on the parade route. A banquet at the Hawai‘i Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu will follow the parade. Congressional Gold Medal replicas will be presented to the veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the MIS. General (Ret.) Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, will be the keynote speaker of the banquet. On Sun., Dec. 18, the ceremonies will conclude with a memorial service at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, 2177 Puowaina Drive, Honolulu, beginning at 9 a.m. Lt. General (Ret.) Joseph Peterson, the first person of Hawaiian ancestry to wear the three stars of an Army lieutenant general, will deliver the keynote address. Memorial and parade is free and open to the public. Banquet is $75 for adults and $50 for children under 10. Free for Nisei veterans and one attendant. Reservations due by Thurs., Dec 1. Info: www.congressionalgoldmedalhawaii.com or info@congressionalgoldmedalhawaii.com.

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December 17, 2011
December 18, 2011


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