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THE NATIONAL VIETNAM VETERANS CEREMONY AND PARADE

Your participation will do much to demonstrate to our Veterans and their families the sentiments of a grateful nation for their service and their sacrifice.

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PRE-EVENT PRODUCTION MEETING

PURPOSE -

 

Unite Generations in a Living Memorial that honors our Veterans on NATIONAL VIETNAM VETERANS DAY, while taking Americans to the place where history was made to pay tribute to and learn from our History Makers.


 

HAWAII EXPERIENCE -

  • Airport Protocol

  • Tour Manager – With you throughout your tour - Point of Contact for Questions while in Hawaii. Phone # You should have received your managers name and contact information.  

  • Meals - Breakfast daily - Grab and Go - Pre Boxed at or near hotel, 2 dinners (Luau or PCC, and post parade Bento Box - Chicken, Pork, Fish, Salad Roll)

    • Vegetarian Meal count​ - Must receive today 

    • Allergies - Must receive today

  • Hotels – Great Locations, all within walking distance of Waikiki Beach - Everything you need ​

  • Private Bus Transfers to and from Airport and other scheduled excursions

  • Box Truck for Instruments (Instrumental groups only)

  • Pearl Harbor - Pearl Harbor Visitor’s Center, USS Missouri, USS Arizona Memorial - Be patient

  • Enjoy – You are in Hawaii

  • For you adults - Glad you are coming but remember this is about the kids. 

  • Remember your sunblock - nothing more miserable then carrying a Tuba with a sunburn

  • Stick with your group

  • Dress Code


FAQ

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  • Will we have a banner for the parade?

  • Will the Parade be Live Streamed?

  •  Luau – 

    • Every group will have an amazing Luau/Polynesian Show experience 

  • Will we receive a Flower Leis ​

  • Will we need to bring our own water?

    • Water will be provided at the Ceremony and Parade on the 7th and for meals. 

    • You should have your own water bottle for daily activities / tours

    • ABC stores are conveniently located throughout Waikiki and have affordable water and snacks etc. 


TO DO CHECKLIST

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  • Dbl Check Airline ticket confirmation code sheet for all travelers (provided by Cherish - if flight booked through Historic Productions) - Govt issued ID for passengers 18 or older. For those 17-12 we recommend a photo ID. 

 


March 29th Schedule of Events

 

Map of Parade Opening Ceremony - Kuroda Field, Waikiki

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

SCHEDULE - 

2:-3 Groups arrive (schedule arrival times for bands - as instructed by Group Manager)

3:30 Mass Band Rehearsal with Marine Band

3:45 Mass Choir Rehearsal    

4:15 All Groups in formation

4:20 PERFORMANCE - Orchestra from Herriman High School 

4:30 Presentation of Colors - National Anthem - All Groups - Led by Marine Forces Pacific Band

 

4:33 Official Welcome

PERFORMANCE

We are honored to introduce our Combined Chorus featuring the VIETNAM VETERANS DAY COMBINED CHOIR 

  • Herriman High School Choir - UT

  • Pinecrest High School Choir - NC

  • Soldotna High School Choir - AK

  • West Bloomfield High School Choir - MI

 

SPEAKERS

  1. Student Speaker - Easton Jettie,  Herriman High School - Utah

  2. Colonel Ed Cruickshank - President Oahu Veterans Council

  3. Mr Dwight Birdwell - MOH recipient (Rambo)

  4. Lt General William  Jurney

 

PERFORMANCE AND LEI PRESENTATION

Armed Forces Medley during Lei Presentation - Student Representatives to assist with presenting Flower Leis to our Veterans

 

  1. Joel Biggs, President and Executive Director, Historic Programs (Intro Amazing Grace to honor our fallen veterans) Present Historic Medals

  2. Amazing Grace - Celtic Pipes and Drums


 

PERFORMANCE 

"GOD BLESS AMERICA" BY THE VIETNAM VETERANS DAY MASSED BAND

  • Marine forces Pacific Band

  • Herriman HigSchool Band and Orchestra from Utah

  • Marietta High School Band from California

  • Wimberly High School Band from Texas  

DISMISSED TO PARADE ROUTE

VIETNAM VETERANS DAY PARADE Line-up

March 29, 2024

 

National Anthem - Combined Choir

 

  1. HPD Motorcycle Units

  2. Street Bikers United 

  3. AMVETS Pearl Harbor Post 14

  4. National Vietnam Veterans Day Parade Banner

  5. Joint Service Color Guard

  6. Army Platoon

  7. Marine Forces Pacific Band

  8. Grand Marshal Banner

  9. Corvette Club

  10. Royal Hawaiian Band

  11. Vietnam Veterans of Hawaii Banner

  12. Hawaii Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Trolley

  13. Vietnam Veterans of America Unit 858

  14. Maui Veterans Council 

  15. Vietnamese American Community

  16. Purple Heart Banner

  17. Purple Heart Balloon

  18. Military Order of the Purple Hearts Trolley

  19. Two Slingshot Motorcycles with Veterans and Flags

  20. Vietnam Veterans Car Club

  21. Knights of Columbus

  22. Farrington HS JROTC

  23. Beauty Queens

  24. The Hawaii Commandery of Military Order of Foreign Wars

  25. McKinley HS JROTC

  26. West Bloomfield HS Choir

  27. Hawaii Lions Club

  28. Celtic Pipes and Drums

  29. Daughters of the American Revolution

  30. Roosevelt HS JROTC

  31. Herriman HS Marching Band - UT

  32. Herriman HS Choir and Orchestra

  33. Special Forces Assoication

  34. Elks Lodge

  35. VFW Post 10276

  36. Shelby Mustang Club

  37. Kaimuki HS JROTC

  38. VW Clubs of Hawaii

  39. Soldotna HS Choir - AK

  40. Navy Balloon

  41. Navy Platoon

  42. Wimberley HS Band - TX

  43. Freedom Road Rally

  44. Pinecrest Choir - NV

  45. American Legion Post 17

  46. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10276

  47. Disabled American Veterans

  48. Air Force Balloon

  49. Air Force Platoon

  50. Maritta HS Band - CA

  51. US Coast Guard Balloon

  52. US Coast Guard Platoon

  53. Asian Lion Dance Team

  54. Bleizn FX Classic Cars

  55. Space Force Balloon

  56. Mobile Vets Center

  57. Hawaii State Dept of Veterans Affairs


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PICNIC AND AWARDS PRESENTATION 

Place instruments into trucks

Enter in Kapiolani Park 

In line for Meal - Leave table for next group

Enjoy Music 

Awards - Recognition

Closing Remarks

Return to Hotel - Walking or Bus Transfer

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