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Vietnam War - 50 Years

Schedule of Events


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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Arrival Day / Welcome Reception - Location TBD

12:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Arrival and event check in

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Reception including adult beverages and light  snacks/refreshments

7:00 pm 

Welcome and remarks from one of the Vietnam War 50 Years  sponsors

7:15 pm

Keynote speaker to Welcome Home all Vietnam Veterans

8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Breakout rooms for members to get reacquainted  (VFW, DAV, Am Legion etc.)

9:00 pm

Return to the hotel in Waikiki

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hawaii Night/Tastes of Hawaii - Location in Waikiki TBD

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Hawaii Night - Vietnam Veterans and their guests will have an opportunity to sample ethnic and cultural foods in booths

Local entertainers will be invited to provide the entertainment and music for all to enjoy.

Governor of Hawaii will be invited to offer a Welcome Home message and the Mayor of Honolulu to present a symbolic Key to the City to the Veterans

Special Guest speaker remarks​ 

Return to the hotel

Thursday, May 25, 2017

POW/MIA/MOH Dinner - Pacific Aviation Museum

4:00 pm

Depart for Ford Island and the Pacific Aviation Museum

5:30 pm

Dinner provided for Vietnam Vets.  This event is in honor of all POW/MIA, Gold-Star Families, and Medal of Honor recipients. 

The evening will include dinner, speakers, and entertainment

R eturn to the hotel

Friday, May 26, 2017  

Concert - Location in Waikiki TBD

5:00 pm

Depart for the concert venue (To Be Confirmed)

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Catered Dinner provided for Vietnam Vets and their  guests.  

7:00 pm

Concert and show 

9:00 pm

Return to the hotel

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Vietnam 50 Years Memorial Parade - Fort DeRussy / Kalakaua Avenue / Kapiolani Park

4:30 pm 

Gather at Fort DeRussy Park for the opening ceremony 

5:00 pm

Opening ceremony featuring guest speakers, the Marine Forces Pacific Band, along with marching bands and other parade entries from the mainland

6:00 pm 

Parade steps off on Kalakaua Avenue, and continues to Kapiolani Park 

7:30 pm

 Parade concludes with a catered picnic for Veterans, their  guests and the parade bands at the end of the parade route 

8:30 pm 

Return to the hotel

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Free Day in Waikiki - No scheduled events

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Service - National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

8:00 am

Depart for The National Cemetery of the Pacific
10:00 am

Memorial Service begins.  This service is dedicated to the living, the deceased, and Missing in Action of the Vietnam /South East Asia War.  Distinguished keynote speakers will be invited to attend

Missing Man Fly over followed by the 21 gun memorial salute, full military honors!

Depart for home


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