The Remembrance Walk will begin at 5 p.m. with a blessing and lei presentation at the Honolulu Police Department headquarters at 801 South Beretania Street. From the HPD Headquarters, the walk proceeds to the Honolulu Fire Department Headquarters at South and Queen Streets for lei presentation and bell-ringing ceremonies. The walk then continues to Honolulu Hale, where the Royal Hawaiian Band will perform near the Eternal Flame on the front lawn and Mayor Caldwell will speak. The Mayor and participating agencies, including representatives from American and United Airlines will then present lei.
Personnel from Honolulu Police, Fire, emergency services, emergency management, a color guard unit, the Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii, Mayor Caldwell and other dignitaries, and lei bearers will march in the walk. Airline flight crews and personnel are asked to join the procession.
Parking for the Remembrance Walk will be free at the Frank F. Fasi municipal parking lot (enter from Alapai or Beretania streets).
Flight crews are asked to wear their airline uniform, in regulation, and to be at HPD headquarters by 4:45 p.m. Participants can bring lei to leave at the Eternal Flame after the ceremonies end
HFD Fire Prevention Bureau Battalion Chief Terry Seelig is working with Mayor Caldwellâ€™s office to invite airline personnel to the Remembrance Walk. Terry has received a positive response from the American Airlines DFW base manager who will encourage American Airline flight crews on layover in Honolulu to attend. He also received positive support from United Airlines WHQ, for United Airlines Flight Attendant participation.
Terryâ€™s wife is recently retired FA Dawn Snyder-Seelig. Dawn has attended almost every Remembrance Walk in her United uniform and will participate in this yearâ€™s walk. Dawn and Terry hope many United Airlines personnel will attend and that this will be an annual tradition at future Honolulu Mayorâ€™s Remembrance Walks.
Please contact Terry or Dawn at : [email protected] for more information.