Commemorating Memorial Day 2024 – Hawaii

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Today, we honor the brave souls who sacrificed their lives for our country. In the spirit of aloha, let us reflect on their sacrifices with gratitude and reverence. Whether it’s through a quiet moment of contemplation, lighting a lantern, or spending time with loved ones, let’s ensure their legacy is honored in a meaningful way.

Memorial Day Events in Hawaii:

  • 73rd Annual Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony: This significant event will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl in Honolulu, starting at 8:30 AM. The ceremony will include a color guard, wreath presentations, a firearm salute, and performances by the Sounds of Aloha Chorus​ (Go Visit Hawaii)​​ (Waikīkī Beach Stays)​.
  • Shinnyo Lantern Floating Ceremony: This moving ceremony at Ala Moana Beach Park, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM, involves thousands of lanterns being floated in remembrance of those who have passed​ (Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawai‘i)​​ (Department of Defense)​.
  • Governor’s Memorial Day Ceremony: Scheduled for 1 PM at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe, this ceremony pays tribute to the valiant men and women who have served our country​ (Department of Defense)​.

Mahalo to all who have served and to their families for their immense sacrifices.

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