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Military Events in Hawaii

Information about military related events in Hawaii.

Pearl Harbor Day in Hawaii

Memorial Day in Hawaii

Veterans Day in Hawaii
Veterans Day events in Hawaii include a ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu and Veterans Day parades in Waianae (2009 was 28th) and Wahiawa (2009 was 64th, lion's club) in West Oahu There is also a Veterans DAy parade in Hilo on the east side of the Big island of Hawaii.

Military Air Shows in Hawaii
Information about military air shows in Hawaii performed by the Navy Blue Angels, the Air Force Thunderbirds, the Navy Leap Frogs, and the Army Golden Knights.

Waikiki Holiday Parade
This annual parade down Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki always takes place the Friday evening after Thanksgiving, The parade is most well-known for its large number military bands and other bands from Hawaii and across the United States.

About Armed Forces Day
United States Armed Forces Day is observed on the third Saturday in May. The day was created by Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson on August 31, 1949 to replace the separate Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Days (itdidn't really work because all of those days are still celebrated today). For more information about Armed Forces Day see: Defense Link Article

About Flag Day
In the United States, Flag Day occurs every June 14 and it is a day set aside to commemorate the adoption of the United States flag in 1977. It is not a federal holiday, or an official Hawaii state holiday, it is an official holiday in some states. In 1916 President Woodrow proclaimed June 14 to be Flag Day in the United States and in 1949 National Flag Day was established by the U.S. Congress. For more information about Flag Day in the United States see: Wikipedia Flag Day Article

Other Military Holidays
- Feb 01: Freedom Day
- Feb 3rd Monday: Presidents Day
- Apr 23: Army Reserves Birthday
- Jun 14: Army Birthday
- Jul 04: 4th of July / Inddependence Day
- Aug 04: Coast Guard Birthday
- Aug 19: National Aviation Day
- Sep 11: Patriot Day
- Sep 17: Constitution Day
- Sep 18: Air Force Birthday
- Sep 3rd Friday: POW MIA Recognition Day
- Oct 13: Navy Birthday
- Nov 10: USMC Birthday
- Dec 13: National Guard Birthday

See also:
- Military Attractions in Hawaii
- Military Hotels in Hawaii

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