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Natatorium stalwart, veterans leader Fred Ballard has died

Sad news: A stalwart supporter of the Natatorium and one of Hawai’i’s leading activists on veterans’ issues has died. Fred W. Ballard, who suffered from pancreatic cancer, passed away on Sunday, April 17. He was 72. Fred served from 1995 until his death as a board member of the Friends of the Natatorium. He was our longtime board secretary. He was a leader and a constant source of strength to us in the fight for the preservation and restoration of the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium, the official memorial to more than 10,000 soldiers and sailors from Hawai’i who served in
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Categories: Friends of the Natatorium, Uncategorized, and Veterans.

Let's honor Friends of the Natatorium board member Fred Ballard

Attention, friends and admirers of Fred Ballard, a Friends of the Natatorium director since 1995 and longtime board secretary: You’re invited to a testimonial luncheon in Fred’s honor on Sunday, Feb. 13, sponsored by the Oahu Veterans Council. This is a chance to thank Fred for all he has done in tireless, selfless service to his fellow veterans. We want to thank him for what he has done through the council, certainly, but also for his 16 years of steadfast advocacy for restoration of the Natatorium, Hawaii’s memorial to the soldiers and sailors of World War I. Luncheon attendees are
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Categories: Events, Uncategorized, and Veterans.