The activities in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, including the 100th Infantry Battalion, the Military Intelligence Service, and the 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion, veterans, families and friends, will consist of, and may not be limited, to the following. Please register early as space is limited
Wednesday, March 20 –
9:00 a.m. Recognition at City Hall sponsored by Council Members Chang and Kobayashi
Friday, March 22– Official start of Anniversary Celebration
8:00 am – 11:30 am – Optional Tour of Honouliuli Internment Camp
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – 100th Battalion Veterans Memorial Building (aka 100 Clubhouse or Club 100)
“At Ease” an informal Hawaiian style get-together. Enter your international pupu from Italy, France, Germany, Japan, Hawaii and the mainland to win a prize! Aloha shirt, mu’umu’u, shorts, tee-shirt! Come and talk story with our veteran heroes. 442nd RCT Logo merchandise will be available for sale.
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Meeting of the various Sons and Daughters organizations and individuals will meet to share their “living legacy” ideas and plans for the future.
Saturday, March 23– Fort DeRussy Waikiki
9:00 am – 10:00 am – Remembrance Service at Fort DeRussy
10:00 am – 11:30 am – Tour of the U.S. Army Museum at Fort DeRussy
11:30 am – 2:00 pm – “Just-like-the-old-days” 442 Family Picnic with bento, door prizes, games, a shadow box demonstration, shaved ice stand, 100/442 Manga book sales & Chibi logo merchandise
Evening – FREE for chapter get-togethers or relaxing inWaikiki. (Item Chapter is already planning a party. Place TBD. 5:00 p.m.)
Sunday, March 24– Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel
9:30 am – Hospitality Room for all chapters opened – Coral Ballroom I
10:30 am – Doors open to Coral Ballroom II, III, IV
11:00 am – 2:00 pm – 70th Anniversary Luncheon and Program (including exhibits, photo taking, 442nd RCT logo merchandise sales, autograph signing, DVD/book sales)
Monday, March 25 – Optional activities.
6:30 a.m.- Special Tour of USS Arizona
11:00 a.m. – State of Hawaii Legislature recognition. Bring your families to witness the honor
1:00 p.m.- Special Tour to Punchbowl, C-17 “Spirit of Go for Broke” and USS Missouri
6:30 p.m. – “Valor With Honor” Documentary screening at The Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre. Meet writer/director, Burt Takeuchi, and stay for Q&A session after the screening.
All official activities will be FREE to Nisei veterans and widows of deceased veterans
For further information: Call Gwen Fujie at 691-9693 or 888-9374 or the 442nd Veterans Club at 949-7997