Monthly Archives November 2012

Services this Sunday for Lin Pang, 78, founding Friend of the Natatorium

We invite you to join his family, his many friends and us to honor the late Lin Pang at services this Sunday afternoon. Lin died on Oct. 27 at the age of 78. Linuce Pang was one of the founders, the first vice chairman, and then chairman and president of the Friends of the Natatorium. For 25 years, until he stepped down last year, he was an officer and director of the Friends and a stalwart, energetic, patient, diplomatic and wise advocate for the preservation, restoration and reopening of the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium. Services will be Sunday, Nov. 18,
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Categories: Friends of the Natatorium, Uncategorized, and Veterans.

Video: The Natatorium on Veterans Day 2012

Many of you enjoyed the photos we posted of Sunday’s Veterans Day observance at the Natatorium. But you wanted more: You wanted video… Well, we deliver! Below (and here if you can’t see the embedded video) is a highlight reel, featuring the words of several of the veterans who spoke at the ceremony. Listen to what they have to say. They are quite inspiring. Many thanks to friend of the Natatorium Scott Wong for shooting the video and editing it so that you can have a sense of what we experienced at this important event. Mahalo, Scott! VFW Post 8616
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Categories: Events, Friends of the Natatorium, Uncategorized, Veterans Day, and Videos.

Veterans Day 2012 at the Natatorium: Photos

Mahalo to all who were able to attend the annual Veterans Day observance at the Natatorium on Sunday. And aloha to all who were there with us in spirit! It was a wonderful occasion, organized as always by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8616, with special support this year from the Riders of American Legion Post 17 and their motorcycles. The Friends of the Natatorium are honored to work with these outstanding veterans of service to our nation, some in World War II seven decades ago. A few select photos can be found here. Or you can see our entire
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Categories: Events, Friends of the Natatorium, Images, Uncategorized, Veterans, and Veterans Day.

You are invited: Veterans Day at the Natatorium

In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice went into effect, ending World War I, known then as the Great War. After World War II, the annual Nov. 11 commemoration of that moment – until then known as Armistice Day – became Veterans Day. Since then, the holiday has recognized the soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and coast guards of all U.S. wars. Still, World War I holds a special place in observances that day. In many places, we observe two consecutive minutes of silence at 11 a.m. local time. The first is
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Categories: Friends of the Natatorium, Uncategorized, Veterans, and Veterans Day.