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MAYOR'S MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE SCHEDULED

 

Mayor Jeremy Harris will deliver the keynote address at the 53rd Annual Mayor's Memorial Day Ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 31, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

            Mayor Harris, Admiral Thomas Fargo, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, and U.S. Representative Neil Abercrombie will place the memorial wreath at the cemetery's Dedicatory Stone.  Christina Marzo, Senior Girl Scout, Girl Scout Council of Hawaii; Steven Marzo, Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Council; and Captain Sean Kam, Law Enforcement Explorers, will assist them.

            Junior ROTC cadets from Castle, Kahuku and Kaiser High Schools and the Law Enforcement Explorers will perform the posting of the 50 State flags.  The Joint Service Color Guard will post the national colors.  Numerous veterans' organizations will present wreaths and colors.

            Headquarters Company, 3rd Marines will fire the 21-gun salute.  Four Hawaii Air National Guard F-15 fighter jets will fly the "Missing Man" formation over the cemetery.

            Jade Moon of KGMB-9 will serve as Mistress of Ceremony and the Royal Hawaiian Band and Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus will provide music for the event.

            The public is encouraged to use the shuttle bus, as parking at the cemetery is limited.  Round-trip buses will operate every 15 minutes from the Alapai Express Bus Terminal at the corner of S. King and Alapai streets, starting at 7:15 a.m.  Parking will be free of charge in the Civic Center Parking Lot next to the Honolulu Municipal Building.  The destination sign on the buses will read "Special Punchbowl Cemetery".  Regular fares of $2/adult and $1/youth (grades 1- 12) will prevail.  Monthly adult and youth passes will be accepted and elderly and disabled passes will be honored.  Those who drive to the cemetery are strongly reminded to de-activate their car alarms, as the gun salute and jet fly over will set them off and disrupt the service.

 

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Wednesday, May 12, 2004

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