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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Friday, May 25, 2001

'Moment of Remembrance' to mark Memorial Day

By Walter Wright
Advertiser Staff Writer

Military and civilians will salute the nation's war dead with services and ceremonies across the state Memorial Day weekend.

Memorial Day observances this year will include, for the first time, a "National Moment of Remembrance" at 3 p.m. Monday.

"This one-minute reflection is not intended to replace traditional Memorial Day ceremonies," Fred Ballard of the Department of Veterans Affairs said, but to serve "as a unifying act for Americans of all ages, wherever they are at 3 p.m."

H. Delano Roosevelt, grandson of former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who led the United States into World War II in reaction to the attack on Pearl Harbor, will speak at the beginning of a full day of activities Monday at the USS Arizona Memorial visitor center.

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Memorial Day weekend events


• Surviving members of the U.S. Submarine Parche (SS 384) reunion, Bowfin Park and Memorial at Pearl Harbor.

• Catholic Charities Elderly Services will hold its annual Memorial Program at 9 a.m. at the senior center, 1640 Lanakila Ave.


• Roll call of honor 4 p.m., Pacific American (Chamorros, Hawaiians, Samoans, Fijians, Tahitian, Tongans and others) veterans and active duty members at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

• Vietnam Veterans Candlelight Vigil, 6 p.m., Punchbowl.


• National Park Service Arizona Memorial, 7:45 a.m. ceremony; special boat tours (for reservations, call 422-2771, ext. 138, by 3 p.m. today).

• Mayor Jeremy Harris, 50th Annual Mayor's Memorial Day Ceremony at Punchbowl, 8:30 a.m. Civic Center parking lot shuttles from Hotel/Alapai bus lot every 15 minutes from 7:15 a.m.

• Honor the Ancestors, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., potluck lunch, Makua Beach Park, honoring Ivanhoe Naiwi, leader of the effort to stop live-fire training at Army training grounds in Makua Valley.

• USS Parche survivors ceremony at 11 a.m. at Submarine Base on Pearl Harbor.

• Schofield Barracks ceremony, post cemetery, 11:30 a.m., 25th Infantry Division (Light), Col. William R. Puttmann, Jr., commander Army Garrison, Hawaii.

• Gov. Ben Cayetano, State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe, 1 p.m., with hula, chanting, band music, and "missing man" fly-over by Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463.

• National Moment of Remembrance minute of silence, 3 p.m.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story gave a wrong start time for Mayor Jeremy Harris' annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Punchbowl on Monday.