2017 Veterans Day Ceremony

Photo taken of AmVets Hawai‘i Commander Donovan Andrew Lazarus, PACOM Commander, Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr. and Ewa Battlefield Commander, Ron Lam, at the 2017 Veterans Day Ceremony, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, on 11 NOV 2017.

Checkout some of our great photos taken during our 2017 Veterans Day & USMC 242nd Birthday events, on 11 NOV 2017!

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Much Mahalos to the organizations and volunteers for your support. We couldn't have done it without each of you!!

2017 Veterans Day & USMC 242nd Birthday Event

What: 2017 Veteran’s Day & USMC 242nd Birthday

Where: Ka Makana Ali’i Mall

Center Court

91-5431 Kapolei Pkwy

Kapolei, Hawaii 96707

November 11, 2017 marked the 99th Anniversary of Veteran’s Day. American Veterans Hawaii is hosted this event to honor the sacrifices of all our Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, Fallen Comrades, and our POW/MIAs.

2017 Veterans Day Program

ORDER OF EVENTS:

Playing of “God Bless the USA” - Sound Technician

Welcome - Chrystie Brandt, Master of Ceremonies

Presentation of National Colors - Kapolei High School MC-JROTC

National Anthem & Hawai‘i Pono’i - Mililani High School Choir

INVOCATION

Distinguished Speaker - Stephanie G. England, General Manager, Ka Makana Ali‘i

Distinguished Speaker - Majority Floor Leader, Senator Will Espero

Distinguished Speaker - Rolly Alvarado (Sgt, USMC), West Oahu Vet Center

Distinguished Speaker - Donna Renk (Surviving Spouse of Sergeant Daniel Renk (USMC)

Keynote Address - Thomas “Tom” Lee (SSG, USA)

WREATH PRESENTATION CEREMONY

Presenting: Senator Espero, CDR Donovan Lazarus,

SSG Thomas Lee and CDR Ron Lam

Playing of “Taps” - Keane Ishii, Mililani HS Choir Director

Taiko Drummers and Ewalani Hulamaids Performance

USMC BIRTHDAY CAKE-CUTTING CEREMONY

Colonel Jason Seal (USMC, Ret.), Senior Marine Instructor, MC-JROTC

Playing of Happy Birthday USMC - Sound Technician

Retire the Colors - Kapolei High School MC-JROTC

Playing of United States Armed Forces Medley - Sound Technician