Veterans’ Day Ceremony & USMC Birthday Ceremony Press Release

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For Immediate Release                                                                 Nov. 4, 2015

AMVETS Hawaii Veterans’ Day Ceremony & USMC Birthday Ceremony
at Ka Makana Ali’i Mall, Kapolei

WHEN:           Friday, November 11, 2016, 10:00 a.m.
WHAT:            Veterans’ Day Ceremony & USMC Birthday Ceremony
WHO:             American Veterans Hawaii Commander, Donovan A. Lazarus; Colonel Jason Seal (USMC); Representative Andria Tupola; State and City Government Officials; U.S. Military Servicemembers; Veterans and their Families
WHERE:          Ka Makana Ali’i Mall, Center Stage, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707

Honolulu — American Veterans Hawaii will host the First annual Veterans Day ceremony at the newly opened Ka Makana Ali’i Mall in Kapolei. The theme for this year’s event is: “Veterans: A Lifetime of Service.”

The program begins at 10:00 a.m. with welcome remarks and invocation followed by presentation of Flags by Kapolei High School MC-JROTC Color Guards. AMVETS Hawaii Community Relations Director, Christie Brandt, will serve as the master of ceremonies. Mililani High School Select Choir will sing the National Anthem, Hawai‘i Pono‘i and America. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Chaplain will provide the invocation and benediction.

Kapolei High School MC-JROTC Senior Instructor, Colonel Jason Seal (USMC) will provide the keynote address with State Representative, Andria Tupola and Pearl Harbor Survivor, Edil Martinez as guest speakers. Rep. Andria Tupola, Col Jason Seal and Commander Donovan Lazarus will present the American Veterans Hawaii wreath at center stage. A rifle salute will be played performed followed by TAPS. Followed by performances by the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii Taiko Group Drummers and Halau Hula Dancers. The ceremony will end with the cutting of the USMC Birthday Cake provided by the USMC League.

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

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