Memorial Day 2024 Hawaii: A Day of Remembrance

Memorial Day 2024 Hawaii: A Day of Remembrance


On this Memorial Day, we honor the courageous men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. The serene glow of these floating lanterns symbolizes the enduring memory and legacy of our fallen heroes.

Hawaii’s tradition of aloha and ohana invites us to reflect deeply on the sacrifices made. As we gather today, let’s embrace the spirit of gratitude and remembrance. Whether through silent reflection, lighting a lantern, or spending cherished moments with family, let’s honor their memory with heartfelt actions.

Memorial Day Events in Hawaii:

  • Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony: Taking place at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl in Honolulu at 8:30 AM. The event will include a color guard, wreath presentations, a firearm salute, and musical performances​ (Go Visit Hawaii)​​ (Waikīkī Beach Stays)​.
  • Shinnyo Lantern Floating Ceremony: Scheduled at Ala Moana Beach Park from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM, this touching ceremony involves thousands of lanterns being floated to honor and remember loved ones​ (Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawai‘i)​​ (Department of Defense)​.
  • Governor’s Memorial Day Ceremony: Held at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe at 1 PM, this ceremony pays tribute to veterans and their families​ (Department of Defense)​.

We extend our heartfelt mahalo to all who have served and to their families. May their legacy continue to inspire us.

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