Army Celebrates Living History Day on Oct. 9 at Schofield Barracks

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SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – The Tropic Lightning Museum will once again bring history to life at its Living History Day, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate the 25th Infantry Division’s proud history.

The 25th Infantry Division was formed Oct. 1, 1941, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. During its 69-year history, the division has participated in military engagements around the world. Across the Pacific Rim, the division has served in areas like Guadalcanal, the Solomon Islands, Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines, where it set a record for serving 165 days of active combat in 1945.


Today, the division continues to support Overseas Contingency Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This free, commemorative event is open to the public and features food, fun-filled family activities, static exhibits of modern military Soldiers and equipment, military memorabilia, restored military vehicles, re- enactors in period uniforms, and hands-on displays of military artifacts. Staff from the USS Arizona, Missouri, Bowfin and Pacific Aviation museums will be on hand to offer educational information about other historic military sites on Oahu.

For the children, family friendly games, activities, and prizes will be available.

Scheduled Events:

10 a.m. Farrington JROTC Color Guard will present the colors
10:15 a.m. Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii performance
11:30 a.m. Military dog training demonstration
1 p.m. Sidewalk chalk drawing contest
1:45 p.m. Military dog training demonstration

Directions: Civilians should enter through Schofield’s Lyman Gate and will be asked to show a photo ID, current car registration and proof of insurance.

From H-2/Wilikina turn left on Kunia Road. Turn right at Lyman Gate (2nd traffic light). From Lyman Road, take the 2nd right onto Flagler Road. Go past the first stop sign, and you will see signs for parking on your left.

Submitted by the Public Affairs Office, U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii.