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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 24, 2013
MAYOR’S MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY – MAY 27, 2013
(Fri., May 24, 2012) – Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, III, Governor Neil Abercrombie, Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui, and other dignitaries will participate in the Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony at 8:30 a.m., Monday, May 27, on the grounds of the
Devon Nekoba will be the Master of Ceremonies for the 64th annual event. Chaplain LTC Ken Bellinger, Deputy Command Chaplain, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, U.S. Army, will give the invocation, and Kahu Curt Kekuna of
Law enforcement Explorer Cortney Matute, Boy Scout Riley Kam, and Senior Girl Scout Wynne Gallogly will assist Mayor Caldwell, Governor Abercrombie, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, and Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, III, in placing memorial wreaths at the cemetery’s Dedicatory Stone.
Junior ROTC cadets from
The Hickam Base Honor Guard will fire a 21-gun rifle salute while “Taps” is solemnly played by the Pacific Fleet Band, led by MU1 John Wheeler.
The Sounds of Aloha will complete the ceremony with a medly of patriotic selections, including “Star Spangled Banner,” “God Bless
Parking at the cemetery is limited; therefore, the City will provide supplemental bus service for those attending the ceremony by incorporating the Punchbowl stop on Route 15, Makiki/Pacific Heights, for that day.
Free parking will be available at the
Returning buses will run at two intervals only: 9:30 and 9:40 a.m. Destination signs on these buses will read “15 Alapai Transit Center. ” All normal fares apply and all bus stops along the route will be serviced.
The Memorial Day ceremony is presented through the coordination and support of more than 50 government agencies, businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals. The event is planned and conducted by the City Department of Parks and Recreation.
Most of the lei adorning the grave sites are donated by
The State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture will be holding a lei sewing event on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Plant Quarantine Branch on
For more information on the Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony, contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at 768-3002. For bus information, go to www.thebus.org or call 848-5555.
Media Contact: Jeanne Ishikawa, Department of Parks and Recreation, 768-3002, or 777-7143.