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11th Annual Ewa Battlefield Commemoration Ceremony

Saturday, 8 December 2018 (0930 to 1100)

Ewa Field, formerly known as MCAS Ewa, 1941 Concrete Ramp

The entire 1941 Airfield has been nominated to the State/National Register of Historical Places. This is a joyous but respectful commemoration. All are welcome to attend to view the Battlefield with its many bullet strafing marks and pose with WWII veterans and vehicles for picture taking.

The Ewa Battlefield is an official Pearl Harbor 77th Anniversary event.

an “Official” 77th Pearl Harbor Commemoration Ceremony

For a full schedule of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2018 events, please visit here.

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Governor David Ige and Mayor Kirk Caldwell

in partnership with the Hawaii WWI Centennial Task Force

cordially invite you to attend a joint ceremony

to commemorate the Centennial of Armistice Day,

in honor of Hawaii’s 9,800 WWI Veterans,

and to Celebrate all American Veterans, past and present.

Sunday, Veterans Day, November 11, 2018

Eleven o’clock in the morning

War Memorial Natatorium

2815 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

AMVETS Hawaii & American Renaissance Academy

cordially invites you to attend the

2018 Veteran’s Day & USMC 243rd Birthday Celebrations!

on Saturday, the tenth of November

two thousand eighteen

at 1500 – until

American Renaissance Academy

Swimming Pool and Deck Area

300 Franklin Street, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707

Attire: Casual and/or Swim-wear

This 11 November marks the 100th Anniversary of Veteran’s Day. (American Veterans) AMVETS Hawaii


American Renaissance Academy are hosting the above event to honor the sacrifices of all our Veterans,

Active Duty Service Members, Fallen Comrades, and our POW/MIAs.

Please RSVP before 7 November 2018.

Email your RSVP to,

or call 808-382- 6835.

Mailing Address: AMVETS Hawaii

4725 Bougainville Drive, #323

Honolulu, Hawaii 96818

AMVETS Hawaii is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, all-volunteer Veterans service organization.



AMVETS 2018 Veterans Day and USMC 243rd Birthday Event Official Invite

2018 Veterans Day and 243rd USMC Birthday Celebrations Flyer

Veterans Day 2018 Celebration at UH Manoa Invitation (4)

UH Manoa’s Veterans Day Celebration on November the 8th from 10:30am-12pm, following the Resource Fair for Veterans (1200-1500). See you there!

Join us!

You are invited to attend the unveiling of the Centennial Memorial plaque awarded by the National WWI Centennial Commission distinctive award for Hawaii’s only WWI Memorial. On Friday, 0900, 2 NOV 2018 at the War Memorial Natatorium, 2815 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815.

What: Unveiling of the Centennial Memorial Plaque

When: Friday, November 2, 2018

Time: Nine o’clock in the morning

Where: World War One Memorial

Address: 2815 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

Please visit the following link to the Air Force Institute of Technology to open your invitation

The 100 Cities / 100 Memorials program, sponsored by the US World War One Centennial Commission has designated 100 memorials in 100 cities as official “WW1 Centennial Memorials” following a nationwide competitive nomination process. A plaque representing this designation will be affixed to the Memorial for permanent display of this special honor.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke, originator of the Centennial Memorial program explains the significance of this designation for the Cities and States honored by this designation: “By designating 100 WWI memorials across the nation…. we honor the names of those who served and the history of the communities where they lived.” This national recognition of Hawaii’s 9,800 WWI Service Members will be acknowledged at the ceremony.

Colonel Timothy D. Connelly, the Deputy Commanding Officer for Operations, 9th Mission Support Command, is our main speaker, and will unveil the plaque.

This is only the second plaque to be affixed to the exterior of the WWI Memorial, the first being the one mounted by the City of Honolulu of and unveiled 18 years ago on Memorial Day, May 26, 2000, by Mayor Jeremey Harris.

The ceremony will last forty minutes, but please arrive early to find parking along Kalakaua Ave.

Workshop at `Iolani School

Join Us & Learn about Bees in School

Please join us on the 4th Floor of the Sullivan Center at ‘Iolani School on Saturday October 13th. The workshop is geared towards sharing methods of teaching others about bees and beekeeping.

What: Bee Collective Workshop

Date: Saturday, 13 Oct 2018

Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm HST

Who: Opened to All, including Educators and Beekeepers

Where: Iolani School, 563 Kamoku Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826

Hawaii Veterans Beekeeping Program (HAVE-BEE PROJECT) aims to help support veterans and beekeeping on Oahu and the Big Island in Hawaii by training and teaching veterans on honey bee biology, colony management. queen rearing, apiary economics and other valuable skills.


Mark your calendar,

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (formerly known as JPAC) annual ceremony for National POW/MIA Recognition Day. This year’s event will be held on September 21st. We’ll gather as usual at the National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) for the 1000 event.

  • 17 NOV 2018 Membership Meeting Flyer
  • AmVets Hawaii Monthly Meeting Agenda_20 OCT 2018 and prior


    AmVets Hawaii will participate in the World War II POWs Memorial Dedication Ceremony on August 15th, at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl), to honor the memory of the 400 men who died on the Enoura Maru during WWII. The servicemen and mariners buried as “Unknowns” in the 20 gravesites at Punchbowl.

    For details click here.



    AmVets Hawaii will provide the necessary transportation and logistics support for this event. We are expecting about 60 family members of the 400 POWs to attend this event.

    AMVETS 74th National Convention

    Register Online for the 2018 AMVETS National Convention

    Reserve your spot at the Commanders & Presidents’ Banquet

    Prefer to register or purchase tickets offline? Scroll down to the bottom of this page for info.


    August 7: National Finance Committee, National Service Foundation, AMVETS Committee Meetings, AMVETS Career Fair, Townhall Meeting on Veterans Healthcare with AMVETS HEAL Team

    August 8: NEC Meeting at 8:30 a.m.; Joint Opening Session at 1 p.m.; Joint Memorial Service at 3 p.m.; Florida Night:

    AMVETS Hawaii & American Renaissance Academy

    On June 2, 2018 we will commemorate the 76th Anniversary of the Midway battle and those lost from Ewa Field. Ewa Field symbolizes the phoenix rising from the 1941 ashes to in 1942 leading the in the Pacific War.

    This will be an officially sanctioned event recognized by the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument.

    What: Battle of Midway 76th Anniversary Ceremony
    When: Saturday, June 2, 2018 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
    Where: Ewa Field World War II Revetment District
    Historic Barbers Point Stables, formerly Marine Corps Air Station Ewa (MCAS Ewa)
    Kalaeloa/Barbers Point, Hawaii 96707

    Join us!

    Battle of Midway 76th Anniversary Commemorative Invitation

    RSVP Here

    Guest Speaker(s) includes:

    James M. D’Angelo, President and Chairman, International Midway Foundation

    Daniel A. Martinez, Chief Historian, WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument

    Senator Mike Gabbard, Hawaii District 20

    Colonel Gregory D. Gadson (US Army, Retired), former US Army Wounded Warrior Director, Garrison Commander of the U.S. Army Fort Belvoir. He is also a bilateral above-the-knee amputee, actor, and motivational speaker. He served in the U.S. Army for more than 25 years as a field artillery officer and served on active duty for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Joint Forge, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    Sponsored by: AmVets Hawaii

    4–7 June 1942, Decisive American victory, was a joint Navy, Marine and Army Air Corps effort.
    Ewa Field provided many planes, pilots and squadrons.

    Movie will be filmed in Hawaii in Spring-Summer of 2018 and movie trailers coming out by December 2018 with likely release date in mid-December.

    We can firmly document now the largely unknown direct involvement of Ewa Field in what is considered the greatest naval battle in American history.

    The Midway battle aircraft revetments at Ewa Fields are by far the most important sites of national significance.

    Roland Emmerich to destroy more things with Battle of the Midway film


    “At the time, the Americans were the underdog,” he explained. “It was one of those moments where, against all odds, people came together and did the impossible. A lot of pilots died in this battle. I want to make a monument to them and it would be great to make a movie about it.”

Saturday, 9 December 2017

10th Annual Ewa Battlefield Commemoration
9:30 to 11:00 a.m., Ewa Plain Battlefield – 1941 Airfield Concrete Ramp

The entire 1941 Airfield has been nominated to the State/National Register of Historical Places. This is a joyous but respectful commemoration. All are welcome to attend to view the Battlefield with its many bullet strafing marks and pose with WWII veterans and vehicles for picture taking.

The Ewa Battlefield is a part of the Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary. For a full schedule of events, click here.

For a full schedule of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2017 events, click here.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Veteran’s Day & USMC 242nd Birthday Ceremony!

1500 to 1600 Hours
Address: Ka Makana Ali‘i Mall
91-5431 Kapolei Pkwy
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707
Phone: 808-382-6835

Event Flyer

**FREE** Movie… Don’t miss out!

Universal Pictures presents “Thank You For Your Service”

Rated “R”

‬Starring Miles Teller

For Seat(s) Reservations,

RSVP to Commander Donovan Lazarus at

No later than 1700 hours, Thursday, 19 OCT 2017.

WHEN: Tuesday, 24 October 2017 at 1900 Hours

WHERE: Dole Cannery Theater, Honolulu, Hawaii

This is an FREE advance screening for active duty military, veterans, retirees, surviving spouse and their families.


Sunday, 4 June 2017

Battle of Midway 75th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony

Note. On Sunday, June 4th, we will assemble at 0900 hrs for a short out door opening ceremony. Then we will re-assemble at a Quonset hut at the Horse Stables where outstanding presentations will be given by experts on the history of this area, the revetments that sheltered the aircraft and the war in the Pacific.

The Midway 75th Anniversary is now available for viewing on demand at any time you like.

John Bond, Ewa Historian: One of the best synopsis of the battle was given by the new Navy CNO John Richardson. I fully expected a fairly boring cheerleading speech but either he is a true history fan or just has really great research staff his account is one of the best I have heard as a speech because it sums up all of the key factors of the battle and how it all worked in favor of the United States winning.

On the video go directly to 41: 55. It is worth hearing and you will have a very good understanding of the key factors in this great naval battle and how it was won.

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American Veterans Hawaii
[AMVETS Hawaii]
  • AMVETS Hawaii Service Foundation is a 501(c)3, non-profit
  • American Veterans (AMVETS) Hawaii Posts and the Department are 501(c)(19), non-profit, all-volunteer Veterans’ Service Organization.
  • Our members are Veterans and Active Duty Servicemembers serving in the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, U.S. Air Force, Coast Guard, Hawaii National Guard and Reserve.AMVETS Department of Hawaii (EIN: 83-2518892) is a 501(c)19 non-profitAMVETS Hawaii Service Foundation (EIN: 83-0550908) is a 501(c)3 non-profitAMVETS HI-0001, USS Arizona Post (EIN: 45-3643811) is a 501(c)19 non-profitAMVETS HI-0002, Ewa Battlefield Post (EIN: 82-1938740) is a 501(c)19 non-profitAMVETS HI-0003, 808USA50 Post (EIN: 82-5526330) is a 501(c)19 non-profitAMVETS HI-0004, Pearl Harbor Post (EIN: 82-5513861) is a 501(c)19 non-profit

    AMVETS HI-0005, Ewa Beach Post (EIN: 83-2332933) is a 501(c)19 non-profit

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    Mailing Address:

    AMVETS Hawaii

    PO Box 2865

    Ewa Beach, Hawaii (USA) 96706

    Main Office: 808-382-6835


    Help us Help others!

    Click the “donate” button below to make a donation, today.

    AMVETS Hawaii is a 501(c)(3), is a public, non-profit, Veterans Service Organization (VSO).

    Over 90% of all donations received will directly fund our ROTC/JROTC Medals and Awards program, Hawaii Public Schools Essay Contests, the preservations of Ewa Battlefield, and other Memorials and Hawaii Historic sites.  And will also help fund our annual commemoration ceremonies: Ewa Battlefield Pearl Harbor Commemoration, Battle of Midway Commemoration, Veteran’s Day Commemoration ceremony, and other events.

    And most of all, your support will support our program initiatives to benefit our Veterans, transitioning Service members, and their families with needed assistance and advocacy.


    AMVETS Charities, Inc. participates in the Combined Federal Campaign through the Military, Veterans and Patriotic Services Organizations of America federation. Our Combined Federal number is of the 50,000 charities that participate in the CFC, only about 1500 – the members of Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America – will have the opportunity to display the “Best In America” seal of approval. AMVETS Charities, Inc. is proud to be one of those chosen few. This seal of approval is a service mark of Independent Charities of America and is used under license. AMVETS NSF is responsible for the content of any materials in which the Service Mark is used.

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    AMVETS Hawaii

    PO Box 2865

    Ewa Beach, Hawaii (USA) 96706

    Main Office: 808-382-6835


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