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Oahu Veteran's Day Events

Veterans Day events on Oahu Island include ceremonies at the National Cemetery of the Pacific and the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery and Veterans Day Parades in Wahiawa and Waianae,

Honolulu Veterans Day Events

Punchbowl Cemetery Veterans Day Program

Every year there is a Veterans Day Ceremony and Memorial Service at the National Military Cemetery of the Pacific inside Punchbowl Crater in Downtown Honolulu. The ceremony attracts hundreds of people and it usually features a rifle salute, wreath laying ceremonies, a bell ceremony, and a helicopter flyover. Hawaii Governor James Aiona spoke a the 2008 Punchbowl Crater Veterans Day Ceremony.

East Oahu Veterans Day Event

Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe
Every year there is a Veterans Day Program at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe, presented by the Hawaii Governor's Office. At the 2008 ceremony Steve Muro, the U.S. Veterans Administration Deputy Undersecretary for Memorial Affairs was the guest speaker and he also presented a check for $2.75 million to expand and improve the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua Kona. Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle spoke at the 2007 2007 Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe Veterans Day Ceremony and Jim Nabors sang the National Anthem that year.

Central Oahu Veterans Day Event

Wahiawa Veterans Day Parade and Celebration (November 11, 2009)
  • PARADE: The 64th Annual Wahiawa Veterans Day Parade will take place on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, from about 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. The parade route will begin at Kaala Elementary School and proceed up California Avenue to Wahiawa District Park (also known as Fred Wright District Park). The theme of the 2009 Wahiawa Veteran's Day Parade is "Welcome Our Veterans" and the grand marshal will be retired Army Colonel Bert Nishimura, and member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
    CEREMONY: There will be a Veterans Day Ceremony in Wahiawa District Park beginning about 10:45 a.m. that will feature a flag-raising ceremony and an address by General Robert Caslan, commanding general of the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks.
    CRAFT FAIR:There will be a Veterans Day Cultural, Community, and Craft Fair in Wahiawa District from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be live music, military vehicles on display, food booths, game booths, and booths featuring cultural, ethnic, and community displays.

    West Oahu Veterans Day Event

    Waianae Veterans Day Parade and Hoolaulea (November 7, 2009)
    -PARADE: The 28th Annual Waianae Veteran's Day Parade will take place on Saturday, November 7, 2009, beginning at about 9:00 a.m. The parade will begin at the Waianae Boat Harbor and proceed down Farrington Highway to the Waianae Mall. The Waianae Veterans Day Parade is sponsored by the Waianae Military Civilian Advisory Council (WMCAC).
  • HOOLAULEA: The Waianae Veteran's Day Hoolaulea will take place at the Waianae Mall after the parade ends. The event will feature live music, a JROTC Drill Meet, food booths, craft booths, and booths featuring community information and displays.

    Waianae Veterans Day Ceremony (November 11, 2009)
    There will be a Waianae Veteran's Day Ceremony at the Pililaau Army Recreation Center. on November 11, 2009, beginning about 11:00 a.m. The general public is welcome to attend.

    See also:
    - Veteran's Day Events on Other Islands
    - More Oahu Events in November
    - All November Events in Hawaii

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