(Via Ho’okele News)
Upcoming Memorial Day observances and activities have been planned. They include:
*The National Park Service will conduct special white boat harbor tours at 2:45 p.m. May 23-25. Boat launches to the memorial after 2:45 p.m. will be suspended during this time. Reservations only will be accepted. For more information, visit http://www.nps.gov/valr.
*The Friends of the Natatorium Memorial Day event will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. May 25 at the Waikiki World War I War Memorial Natatorium. The event is open to the public. Speakers will include Air Force Gen. Herbert Carlisle and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.
*Roll Call of Honor in Remembrance ceremony will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. May 25 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
* Annual Veterans Candlelight Memorial Day Ceremony will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. May 25 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
*Commander Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific Memorial Day ceremony will be held at a time to be announced May 26 at the USS Utah Memorial.
*National Park Service morning colors special joint-service flag raising will begin at 8 a.m. May 26 at the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center.
*Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony will be from 8 to 10:30 a.m. May 26 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
*Kauai Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony will start at 10 a.m. May 26 in Hanapepe. *Pacific Fleet Band performance is planned from 10 to 11 a.m. May 26 at the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center.
*Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam will conduct a 21-gun salute at noon May 26 from the Ford Island saluting battery in observance of Memorial Day. *Bowfin Sub Vets Memorial Day Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. May 26 at the USS Parche Submarine Memorial Park.
*Governor’s 2014 Memorial Day Ceremony will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. May 26 at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery at Kaneohe.
*National Park Service Memorial Day Sunset Tour will begin at 3:45 p.m. May 26. The Pacific Fleet Band bugler and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Honors and Ceremonies flag detail will perform evening Taps on the Arizona Memorial. Attendance at the event is by reservation only.