”’See related story: “Hawaii Statehood to Again Be Celebrated””’

Organizers of Hawaii’s 47th Statehood Day Celebration have
announced that the celebrated Kalani High School Marching Band, and
patriotic soloist, Tom Yamaguchi, will highlight the musical entertainment
at this Friday’s event, August 18, 10-11 am, at Iolani Palace.

The event
recognizes Hawaii’s entrance into the United States as a state, August 21,
1959.

Small Business Hawaii (SBH) and its president, State Senator Sam
Slom have stepped forward to organize a celebration of Hawaii’s statehood
after years of non-celebration.

The event is free and open to the public;
it will also honor America’s men and women in the armed forces.
The event is being planned as a joyful recognition of being part of
America, and honoring our American troops.

Other entertainers are welcome.
Those wishing to attend are encouraged to wear red, white and blue, bring
an American Flag, their family and friends, and enjoy the benefits of
freedom.

”’For details, contact SBH at 808 – 396-1724, or Sam Slom, the president of Small Business Hawaii, at 808 – 349-5438.”’

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