BY NANCY DANIELS — Outrigger Hotels and Resorts was proud to host a special “meet and greet” session with an esteemed group of Pearl Harbor Survivors Saturday, Dec. 7, in the lobby of the Outrigger Reef on the Beach.
Hundreds stopped by to meet these World War II veterans who signed autographs, posed for photos and shared personal memories of one of the most difficult days and times in the history of our nation and home state.
These American heroes were in Hawai‘i courtesy of The Greatest Generations Foundation to participate in various commemorative ceremonies to mark the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Outrigger Reef on the Beach was proud to be their home base during their visit.
Mahalo to the Outrigger Reef on the Beach team for the hospitality extended to these heroes and their families. Particular thanks goes to Jennifer Cabasag who worked closely with The Greatest Generations Foundation Director Timothy Davis to ensure each and every member of the group had a comfortable and memorable visit.
Later that evening, thousands lined Kalakaua Avenue for the Pearl Harbor Memorial Day Parade, which is held each Dec. 7th to commemorate the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. From its start, the parade has been recognized by numerous veterans associations, community organizations and military and government officials and provides participants and spectators an opportunity to salute those men and women who have and continue to sacrifice for our nation.
Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach was proud to provide the official viewing stand for this year’s parade, with community and military VIPs and hotel guests in attendance.
Mahalo to Robert McConnell, Ethan Chang, Herman Lam, the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach team and Mildred Courtney for ensuring this year’s viewing stand was a success.