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(Sun., Sept. 4, 2011)—Mayor Peter Carlisle will lead a special Mayor’s Remembrance Walk on Sunday, September 11, in observance of the tenth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. The public is invited to participate. Free parking will be available at the Frank F. Fasi municipal parking structure (enter from Alapai or Beretania streets).

“We must never forget that horrible day ten years ago or the thousands of innocent victims, especially those who bravely endeavored to save and protect others,” Carlisle said.

The Remembrance Walk will begin at 4 pm with a blessing and wreath presentation at Honolulu Police Department headquarters, 801 South Beretania Street. Police Chief Louis Kealoha will speak. 

The walk will include members of the Honolulu Police, Fire, Emergency Services and Emergency Management departments, State Civil Defense Auxiliary, Federal law enforcement agencies, US military, Hawaii Red Cross, elected City and State officials, and other City and State personnel. The procession will be led by a police motorcycle formation, color guard, Celtic Drums and Pipes, Mayor Carlisle and other dignitaries, and wreath bearers. 

Participants will proceed ewa on Beretania Street, then makai on Alapai and South streets to Honolulu Fire Department headquarters at South and Queen streets for wreath presentation and color guard ceremonies. Fire Chief Kenneth Silva will speak.

The procession will then continue makai on South Street, turn ewa on Halekauwila Street to the corner of Punchbowl and Halekauwila streets for a wreath presentation. US Attorney for Hawaii Florence Nakakuni, representing federal law enforcement agencies, will speak along with Honolulu Department of Emergency Management Deputy Director Peter Hirai.

Participants will then proceed mauka on Punchbowl Street to Queen Street for a wreath presentation with the Department of Emergency Services. Department Director Dr. James Ireland will speak.

The procession will then continue mauka on Punchbowl Street to Honolulu Hale, where the Royal Hawaiian Band will perform near the Eternal Flame on the front lawn. Mayor Carlisle will speak, and wreaths will be presented by the Mayor and participating agencies. After a moment of silence, the Navy Pacific Fleet Band Bugler will play taps, and the Royal Hawaiian Band will play “God Bless America.”


Media contact: Louise Kim McCoy, Mayor’s Office, 768-7798.