From parades to historic sites, visitors will discover many ways to spend their Veteran’s Day holiday in Hawaii. On this special day of the year, we take time to honor those who have served our country as remarkable and courageous inpiduals. Here are a few ways how:
Visit a military memorial
The best way to pay tribute to the nation’s veterans would be to dedicate an hour or two of your day to visit a memorial site. In Hawaii, these include the Hawaii Korean and Vietnam War Memorial, the Hawaii State Veterans Memorial, Haleiwa Beach War Memorial, Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium and other military monuments.
Visit a military museum
Museums are the gatekeepers to history, and in the case of our nation’s history, they’re a great place to check out. These include the Hawaii Army Museum in Waikiki, the Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor and the Tropic Lightning Museum at Schofield Barracks.
Check out a historic military site.
It’s likely that historic sites, like Pearl Harbor or the USS Arizona Memorial, are already on your vacation agenda. But to visit these attractions on Veteran’s Day is an entirely different experience in itself. Other sites include the USS Oklahoma Memorial, Brothers in Valor Memorial and the National Cemetery of the Pacific, to name a few.
Go to a national park.
Lastly, every Veteran’s Day, all national parks offer free admission to military personnel, veterans and their families. Be sure not to miss out on this opportunity and unique way to visit Hawaii’s national parks.