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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Arizona Memorial Event Tuesday, 9/11

Reservations required; please call by Monday, September 10 see details below

The role of memorials in preserving collective memory will be the topic of a special presentation on Tuesday, September 11.

The event will be held at the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center from 4:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Following an after-hours site visit to the USS Arizona Memorial, attendees will gather in the auditorium for a panel presentation about why our society develops memorials, and the current status of some of Honolulu’s pre-eminent monuments. The gift store and the exhibits will be open till at least 6pm or longer if there is interest. We will be raffling 5 copies of the Hawaii Modernism Book and those that received the post card for the event will receive an additional 10% off purchases from the gift shop. 

The panel discussion will be moderated by Kiersten Faulkner, Executive Director of Historic Hawai‘i Foundation. Panelists will include Fung Associates, Inc. to discuss expansion plans for the Memorial at National Memorial Cemetery in the Pacific at Punchbowl; Peter Apo from the Friends of the Natatorium to discuss threats to the Waikīkī War Memorial; and Paul DePrey from the National Park Service to discuss restoration plans for the 50-year-old USS Arizona Memorial. A reception with light pūpū will follow. HHF will hold a drawing for the new book, “Hawai‘i Modern.”

The presentation and tour is jointly sponsored by Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and the National Park Service.

The event is free and open to public, but reservations are required. Please call 954-8721 to leave your first and last name, email and phone number (please spell out names and email address).  A confirmation will follow later.

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