Honolulu HI—Under the auspices of the Office of Veterans Services, a division of the State of Hawai‘i, Department of Defense, Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz hosted the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Hawai‘i State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe. After a musical prelude by the 111th Army Band from the Hawai‘i Army National Guard, a conch shell presentation and an Oli (chant) by Kahu Manu Mook was performed. A parade of flags and presentation of lei from various veterans’ organizations will follow.
Maj. Gen. Wong provided welcome remarks and Lt. Gov. Schatz gave the Memorial Day address. They will participated in the placing of the state wreath at the Memorial Plaza Monument. Lt. Gen. Thomas Conant, representing U.S. Pacific Command, will place a second wreath at the Memorial Plaza Monument. The Hawai’i Air National Guard’s Honor Guard provided a rifle salute. Available in high definition.
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