(Via Ho’okele News)
Brandon B. Bosworth
Assistant Editor, Ho`okele
Events across Oahu have been scheduled for Nov. 11 to commemorate Veterans Day:
• 10 a.m., Veterans Day Ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punch-bowl).
• 11 a.m., SUBVETS Veterans Day Ceremony, USS Parche Submarine Memorial, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
• 1 p.m., Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
• 4:30 p.m.,Veterans Day Sunset Ceremony, Battleship Missouri Memorial, Ford Island.
In addition, the Wahiawa Lions will hold their 69th annual Veterans Day Parade. The theme of this year’s parade is “Honoring Those Who Serve.”
More than 80 marching units are expected to participate. Marchers will proceed up California Avenue at 10 a.m. from Ka’ala Elementary School to the Wahiawa District Park.
Grand marshals for the parade are Masaharu Saito from the 100th Battalion and Army veterans, Henry Lee and Paul Olivas.
Army Brig. Gen. Patrick Mat-lock, deputy commander of the 25th Infantry Division, will be the featured speaker at the ceremonies at the district park following the parade. The program will include massing of the colors and awarding of trophies to marching units. Military equipment will be on display and food will be available.