Service members honored at Governor’s Memorial Day ceremony

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HONOLULU— Under the auspices of the Office of Veteran Services, a division of the State of Hawaii Department of Defense, Gov. Neil Abercrombie will host the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe. The theme for this year’s event is: “Remembering our Veterans of Yesterday and Today.

The program begins at 1 p.m. with a musical prelude by the 111th Army Band of the Hawaii Army National Guard, followed by a conch shell opening featuring Kahu Manu Mook. The parade of flags and presentation of lei will be carried out by various veterans’ organizations.


Office of Veteran Services Director, Ronald P. Han Jr., will serve as the master of ceremonies. Chino Hills High School Choir will sing the National Anthem and Hawai‘i Pono‘i. Kahu Kekapa Lee will provide the invocation and benediction.

Gov. Abercrombie will provide the keynote Memorial Day address with State Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Wong giving the welcoming remarks. Gov. Abercrombie and Maj. Gen. Wong, will present the state wreath at the Memorial Plaza Monument. Thereafter, U.S. Pacific Command and senior commanders representing each military service will also present a wreath.  A rifle salute will be performed by the Hawaii Air National Guard’s Honor Guard.

Civilian attendees are asked to wear aloha attire. Military attendees are asked to dress in Class B or equivalent attire.





  1. Gov. Neil Abercrombie will host the annual Memorial Day ceremony as he tries to delude Hawaii veters.
    Can anyone recall his past? Year’s ago, his “Rememberance of Veterans was to protest".
    Today, he spouts his congressional record of development.
    So which Neil are you believing?

    • Yes, I recall that hair faced marxist hippie, and his Manoa comrades, spewed hatred in demonstrations aimed at our Viet Nam vets. He was worse than Jane Fonda in my blue eyes. His wife, comrade Carroway, and he are, or were members of DSA, democrat socialists of Amerika. His votes in congress as one of 8, from my dimming memory, giving a pass to hezbollah, and hamas speaks for it self.
      The fact that this tool has been rewarded with twenty years in congress, and governor of this state is a testament as to how , (insert adjective) the people of Hawaii are.

      Yes shaft, you spelled it right, but I don't believe you know what the hell it means.

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