Official website of the City and County of Honolulu
  You are here:  Main / Customer Services / Public Communications Division / 2012 / 05/17/12 Mayor Carlisle Welcomes Military to Honolulu Zoo on Saturday



(Thurs., May 17, 2012)—Mayor Peter Carlisle welcomes all members of the U.S. military and their families to visit the Honolulu Zoo for free on “Military Appreciation Day,” this Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 9 am to 2 pm.


“We at the City want to express our appreciation and aloha to all the military men and women and their families for their service and sacrifice in protecting our home and country,” Carlisle said.


All military card ID holders and their families, including retirees and National Guard/Reserve, will have free entrance to the zoo and receive a free lunch, including pizza, fruits, and ice cream. Free shuttle service to the zoo will be available from Schofield Barracks, Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam and Marine Corps Base Hawaii.


A full day of entertainment will feature the Royal Hawaiian Band, the Marine Forces Pacific Band, Chaotic Five, Hula Halau, Island Storm and Odyssey.


The free entrance for all military is located at the Monsarrat Gate #6 across from the Kapiolani Park Bandstand.


The event is sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu, The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Honolulu Zoo, Honolulu Zoo Society, Outrigger Enterprises, BAE Systems, TriWest Healthcare Alliance, Hunt Companies, Papa John’s Hawaii, Meadow Gold, Aloun Farms, Roberts Hawaii, Navy Exchange, Matson, Geico, Wendy’s, Hawaiian Electric Company, Hawaiian Electric Industries, The Boeing Company, Oceanit, and Knights of Pythias.




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