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2001 was the 60th Anniversary of the attack on 7 December 1941.  Members of VFW Post 970 participated in the ceremonies at Hickam Air Force Base, Pearl Harbor, and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

 

Upcoming Events/ Commemorative Dates

 

27 Jan 11    VFW Commemorative Date: Signing of Vietnam Peace Accord 1973, no post event scheduled at this time.

15 Feb 11    VFW Commemorative Date: Sinking of the USS Maine 1898, no post event scheduled at this time.

19-20 Mar 11    Great Gun Show, Neal Blaisdell Center, VFW Post 970 normally has a table at this event.

4 Apr 11     1700 Ceremony commemorating the End of Operation Home Coming 1973, the return of POWs from Vietnam, at the Hickam AFB gas station where the POW first stepped back onto U.S. soil.

1 May 11     VFW Commemorative Date: Loyalty Day, no ceremony planed at this time.

8 May 11    VFW Commemorative Date: VE Day, WWII German Surrender 1945, no ceremony planed at this time.

21 May 11    Armed Forces Day, Living History Day/ (tentative) Post 970 Picnic at FT DuRussy.

28-29 May 11 Buddy Poppy Drive, Hickam AFB BX / Commissary

30 May 11    VFW Commemorative Date: Memorial Day traditionally.

30 May 11    Memorial Day Holiday, ceremonies at Punchbowl and Kaneohe

6 Jun 11       VFW Commemorative Date: D Day, WWII Allied Invasion of Europe 1944, no ceremony planed at this time.

14 Jun 11     VFW Commemorative Date: Flag Day/ U.S. Army 236th birthday, no post event scheduled at this time.

16-18 Jun 11    VFW Department of Hawaii State Convention, Hilo Hawaii Hotel (Big Island)

3 Jul 11        VFW Post 970 Dedicated the first plaque at the Hickam AFB flag pole 1986, no post event scheduled at this time.

4 Jul 11       Independence Day, VFW Commemorative Date: events will be posted as soon as available.

27 Jul 11       VFW Commemorative Date: The signing of the Korean War Armistice 1953, no post event scheduled at this time.

4 Aug 11        U.S. Cost Guard 221st birthday, no post event scheduled at this time.

27 Aug- 1 Sep 11  VFW National Convention, San Antonio, TX

2 Sep 11        VFW Commemorative Date: VJ Day, Japan surrendered in 1945 end WWII, no post event scheduled at this time.

11 Sep 11      VFW Commemorative Date: Patriot Day, the Anniversary of the attack on the Word Trade Center and Pentagon, events will be posted as soon as available.

16 Sep 11      POW/MIA Recognition Day, VFW Commemorative Date: events will be posted as soon as available.

18 Sep 11      U.S. Air Force 64th birthday, no post event scheduled at this time.

13 Oct 11      U.S. Navy 236th birthday, no post event scheduled at this time.

5-6 Nov 11     Buddy Poppy Drive, Hickam AFB BX / Commissary

10 Nov 11      U.S. Marie Core 236th birthday, no post event scheduled at this time.

11 Nov 11      Veterans Day, VFW Commemorative Date: Signing of WWI Armistice 1918, events will be posted as soon as available.

3-4 Dec 11     Buddy Poppy Drive, Hickam AFB BX/Commissary

7 Dec 11        VFW Commemorative Date: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, no post event scheduled at this time.

13 Dec 11       National Guard of the United States 375th birthday/ VFW Post 970 31st birthday, 10 Dec 11 Birthday Ball.

 

 

If you know of any events that our Post should be looking into or would like to get in contact with a coordinator of any of the events listed, please e-mail us at commanders_p00970@vfwhawaii.org To avoid confusion please address your comments to americanism_p00970, committee members belong to multiple post committees

Calvin T. Yonamine
VFW Post 970 Americanism Committee Chair
 

Duty of Americanism Chairman: 2002 Manual of Procedure Sec. 218  

The Post Americanism Chairman shall diligently work for the accomplishment of the Americanism Programs adopted by the National and Department Conventions and his Post.  He shall maintain a record of all patriotic days and shall initiate programs for their proper observance by the post and community.  He shall make reports as may be required and shall perform such other duties as may be usually incident to the office or may from time to time be required of him by the laws and usages of this organization or lawful orders from proper authority.