Hawaii has long supplied its share of soldiers to the US armed forces, so Veterans Day is an important one in Honolulu. A national holiday, the whole city shuts down for the day to honor both the fallen and former personnel. The main focus of the commemorations is the annual Veterans Day parade, featuring military bands and march pasts. The afternoon features ceremonies at major veterans’ cemeteries, including the State Veterans’ Cemetery.
For commemorations beyond the main events, you could try one of the places offering Veterans Day discounts to veterans, though you’ll need to remember to take your discharge papers with you. Those who like to feel the wind in their hair should look out for the annual Veterans Day motorcycle run, where Honolulu’s motorcycle community turns out en masse to both support veterans and raise money for charity. However you want to commemorate the day, you’re bound to find it in Honolulu.