Veterans Day in Hawaii (2012 Edition)

Hawaii celebrated America’s annual day of honoring its military servicemen and service women. Veteran’s Day 2012 in Hawaii offers events we enjoy every year and new dedications to commemorate our nation’s brave men and women who serve our country. Here are some of our favorite Veteran’s Day 2012 events in Hawaii.

Veteran’s Day in Hawaii

USS Missouri Battleship Sunset Ceremony

The Mighty Mo hosts a free (RSVP required) sunset ceremony aboard the USS Missouri Battleship. Servicemen and women commemorate Veterans Day and all veterans past and present in the United States.

Sunday, November 11, 2012 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Battleship Missouri Memorial, Pearl Harbor Free and open to the public with RSVP Guests to be seated by 4:15 p.m.

Vietnam Memorial Dedicated at Punchbowl

Every year, the Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific hosts a free Veterans Day ceremony. This year, the ceremony will unveil a new memorial at Punchbowl, paying tribute to the veterans of the Vietnam War. Four F-22 aircrafts will execute a flyover above Punchbowl at approximately 11:00am. The jets are from the 199th Fighter Squadron and will fly above Kahala along the H-1 freeway to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, then continuing along the Koolau Mountain range.

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) Veterans Day ceremony 10:00am – Open to the public

Veteran’s Day Parade in Wahiawa

In central Oahu, the rural town of Wahiawa hosts a free Veterans Day parade every year. Presented by the Wahiawa Lions Club, the 66th annual parade is Hawaii’s oldest and largest Veterans Day parade. The parade begins at Ka’ala Elementary School and moves along California Avenue to the Wahiawa District Park for continued ceremonies on the field. Military equipment will be on display.

10:00 am, Monday November 12 Free and open to the public

Outer Island Ceremonies (Maui, Kauai, Big Island)

Other Veterans Day events in Hawaii on neighbor islands include: Kauai: 11:00 am Hanapepe Veterans Cemetery ceremony Big Island: Kilauea Military Camp Veterans Day Ceremony, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Nov. 11, Big Island. Park admission is free. Maui: Veteran’s Memorial Service Sponsored by the Korean War Veterans of Maui at the Makawao Veterans Cemetery, Nov. 11, at 9:00 am – 11:00 am

How will you commemorate Veterans Day in Hawaii?


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