Veterans Day 2013 Events
November 8, 2013
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Nov. 8, 2013) -- Veterans Day, the annual American holiday honoring military veterans, is observed on and leading up to the Nov. 11 anniversary of the end of World War I's major hostilities. The following events are scheduled:
Saturday, Nov. 9
•The Patriot Glow Star Run, 7 p.m., Nov. 9, Kalaeloa (formerly Barbers Point). Dress up in costume and prepare for 3.1 miles of glowing fun, featuring multiple black-light zones, a glowing finish line tent and hundreds of runners decked out in red, white and blue glow gear.
Also planned are on-course DJs and prizes for the best individual, group and patriotic costumes. All proceeds will benefit the U.S. Vets Initiative in Kalaeloa. Online registration closes Nov. 6; late entries will be accepted race morning. Visit www.patriotrunhawaii.com.
Sunday, Nov. 10
•Veterans Day Mass, 11 a.m., Nov. 10, Saint John Apostle and Evangelist Catholic Church in Mililani. All services are invited to the multi-denominational Mass. The colors will be posted before the Mass, and patriotic music will be played.
•Veterans Day Special, Nov. 10-11, nationwide. Inns and bed-and-breakfasts across the U.S. and Canada have signed up to participate in the fifth annual B&Bs for Vets program. More than 300 U.S. B&Bs and inns will participate. Visit www.bnbsforvets.org for participating inns in the U.S.
Monday, Nov. 11
•Wahiawa Veterans Day Parade, 10 a.m., Nov. 11, in Wahiawa. The Wahiawa Lions Club conducts its 67th annual Veterans Day Parade, staring from Ka'ala Elementary School and proceeding up California Avenue to the district park. More than 80 units are expected, including the 25th Infantry Division Band, Leilehua and Kalani high school bands, Kanani Oliveira Hula Studio and more.
•Oahu Veterans Council's Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony, 10 a.m., Nov. 11, 2177 Puowaina Drive, Honolulu. U.S. Army-Pacific Soldiers participate in the OVC's annual ceremony to honor veterans, past and present, for their dedicated service to their country.
•Mayor's Veterans Day Ceremony, 10 a.m., Nov. 11, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl
•Governor's Veterans Day Ceremony, 1 p.m., Nov. 11, Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
•Kilauea Military Camp Veterans Day Ceremony, 3 p.m., Nov. 11, Big Island. All active duty personnel, retirees and veterans are invited to attend the ceremony on the front lawn, followed by a Veterans Day buffet dinner, 4:30-8 p.m., at the Crater Rim Café. Lt. Col. Eric Shwedo, commander, Pohakuloa Training Area, will be this year's keynote speaker, with guest speaker Senior Master Sgt. Makani Miller of the 291st Combat Command Squadron and other guests.
KMS also will be holding an open house, and attendees are invited to enjoy its facilities and services.
Park admission is free. Call (808) 967-8371.
•Arizona Memorial Veterans Day Sunset Ceremony, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Nov. 11. The USS Missouri Memorial Association salutes all veterans who selflessly defend our nation and freedom, with a special tribute to the living legacy of the Nisei Veterans of World War II.
This event is free and open to the public, with advance registration; dress code is crisp aloha attire, summer whites or service equivalent. RSVP at https://www.ussmissouri.org/veteransdayrsvp or 455-1600.
•U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii Special Hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 11. The Fort DeRussy museum is regularly closed on Mondays but will be open on Veterans Day to honor and thank all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.