It’s not too late to register for the 75th Anniversary of the 442nd RCT banquet! The deadline has been moved back to March 7. Please share this information with your friends and family.
Important change: The doors will open at 9:30 instead of 10 AM. The plan is to start the procession into the ballroom at 10 AM; we hope folks can be in their seats by then. We made the change to keep the program as short as possible out of respect for our very elderly veterans.
We are looking for volunteers to be Guidon Bearers representing all the 442 companies, to march in the opening procession. We have some volunteers, but are looking for more!
If your veteran loved one is deceased or not able to march in the procession, we are welcoming family members to march behind the Guidon Bearer of their dad/grandpa’s/great-grandpa’s company. Participants are asked to bring an 8” x 10” photo of their loved one in a standing frame to be placed on a table at the end of the procession.
Lastly, we still need participants to read short passages of quotes and poignant messages from soldiers during war time. Participants may also read their own message to their father/grandfather. The messages should be a minute or less.
If you’re interested in volunteering for any of these program activities, please contact Gwen Fujie at email@example.com, or 888-9374 as soon as possible.
Please see attached registration and procession forms for more information.
Mahalo and see you on the 18th!
The 75th Anniversary Banquet of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team will be on Sunday, March 18, 2018. The theme is Celebrating with Gratitude and Pride. Doors will open at 09:30 am, with the program to start at 10:00 am (and ending between 1:30 – 2:00 pm). The banquet will be at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Hawaii Ballroom.
A Special Request from the planning committee is for the Veterans group photo, which will be at 9:30 am and veterans are asked to be on time for the photo.
Veterans and wives as well as surviving spouses are free. The cost for others is $75.00 per person.
Lunch entrée will be a chicken and short ribs combo. If the Vegetarian option is preferred, please indicate with a check mark on the registration form (see below).
The cost for self-parking is $10; valet parking is $15. Parking for veterans, wives and widows – whether self-park or valet — will be paid for. For those driving a passenger with a wheelchair, someone will assist you at the front entrance of the hotel if you wish to drop off passenger(s).
The deadline to submit reservations and payment is Wednesday, March 7, 2018. A block of rooms is also being held at the Sheraton Waikiki for those wishing to stay there. For questions, please contact the 442nd Veterans Club office by phone (808-949-7997) or Email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Banquet Registration Form
Grand Procession Registration Form