7th Annual Celebrating America's Freedom Event
Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Join National President Peggy Haake in breathtaking Honolulu, Hawaii, for the 7th-annual Celebrating America’s Freedom Event!

This year’s event will take place at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, also known as “the Punchbowl” because of its crater formation from hot lava that seeped through cracks in coral reefs some 75,000 to 100,000 years ago. Today, the site, that in Hawaiian is called Puowaina, or Hill of Sacrifice, is the final resting place of soldiers from across the Pacific Theater. It is also home to a memorial pathway that honors America’s veterans with more than 70 memorials.

We encourage any interested parties to attend this patriotic event! VFW Auxiliary members and their families, VFW members and their families, military personnel and their families, and the general public are welcome to attend.

*Please note that you can attend this event on your own, but transportation from the Sheraton Waikiki to the National Cemetery of the Pacific will not be provided unless you have registered online in MALTA (beginning May 1, 2019) OR filled out and submitted the transportation registration form and sent payment to National Headquarters by December 31, 2019. 

Please refer to incoming National President Peggy Haake’s Mid-Year Conference 2020 Packet for hotel accommodation information.