Volunteers needed for 70 Years of Peace commemorative events

(Via Ho’okele News)

Active duty military personnel from all services are needed to volunteer for events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the End of World War II in the Pacific to be held Aug. 14 and 15 at Ford Island, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

The “70 Years of Peace” commemorative events are hosted by sister cities, Honolulu and Nagaoka, Japan, along with the U. S. Navy.

The commemoration begins on Aug. 14 with a private evening memorial service and floral tribute open to invited guests. On Aug. 15, Ford Island will open to the public with festivities beginning at 4 p.m. and culminating in the spectacular Nagaoka fireworks display at 8 p.m.

Volunteer tasks include the following: site preparations, setup, and teardown (Aug. 11-15); parking and traffic control (Aug. 14-15); trash pickup (Aug. 15); floral tribute assistance and ushers (Aug. 14), and floating lantern assistance (Aug. 14).

Civilians and military family members (age 16 and over) with base access are also welcome to volunteer. Call 471-3521 or contact Lt. Cmdr. Alex Torres, alex.n.torres@navy.mil or Chief Charles Tweedy, charles.v.tweedy@navy.mil to volunteer.

Volunteering provides an opportunity to contribute to this historic and significant event that honors the memory of war victims and celebrates 70 years of continuing peace and friendship.

For more information on 70 Years of Peace commemorative events, visit the website http://www.cnic.navy.mil /70yearsofpeace, or call the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs Office at 473-1173 or 473-2926.

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