Monthly Archives May 2020

A Memorial Day Message from the Friends of the Natatorium

This is the first year since 1989 that the Friends of the Natatorium have been unable to gather with veterans, active-duty service members, elected officials, and families to observe Memorial Day and honor fallen American warriors. Though the pandemic prevents us this year from joining hands and singing in their memory on the lawn outside the Natatorium, it can never stop us from honoring the men and women who, throughout American history, have made the most extraordinary sacrifice on our behalf. Mo Radke, president of the Friends of the Natatorium, shares our thoughts with you on this Memorial Day weekend.
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Categories: Friends of the Natatorium and Memorial Day.

Yes, we will observe Memorial Day and honor America’s war dead in 2020 — just differently

We are unshakable in our commitment always to honor those who died defending America. This Memorial Day weekend, however, our observance at the War Memorial Natatorium in Waikiki must be a little different. Out of concern for everyone’s safety – and especially for the health of our senior veterans – the Friends of the Natatorium will not hold its traditional ceremony outside the Natatorium this year. Instead, we welcome our friends from Celtic Kula Pipe Band of Hawaii, who will play an appropriate tribute to the fallen at the Natatorium at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 24, the day before
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Categories: Friends of the Natatorium, Memorial Day, and Veterans.