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Hawaii WWI Symposium

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 08:00am - 05:00pm

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About The Event

Hawaii WWI Symposium

Dates: 26-28 June, 2019

Location: The Hawaii World War One History Conference at the Hawaii Pacific University Campus at the Aloha Tower
(where our opening ceremony was held two years ago today).

Description: WWI Symposium at the Hawaii Pacific University Campus at the Aloha Tower and Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. This academic symposium is co-hosted by Hawaii Pacific University, the Arizona Memorial Visitors’ Center, and the Hawaii WWI Centennial Task Force. The symposium will feature speakers with presentations focused on Final military actions of 1918, such as the Siberian Intervention 1918-1920, as well as the major activities associated with the Paris Peace Conference.

Other topics include:
1) Political or social changes caused by the war/peace process/returning soldiers (spread of nationalism, diseases, anti-colonial efforts, etc.);
2) Military demobilization;
3) Civilian rebuilding and humanitarian efforts immediately post-conflict;
4) Influence on/creation of Veterans or professional organizations (i.e. American Legion, Military Order of World Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Reserve Officers Assn., National Defense Industrial Assn., etc.).
5) History of the Coastal Artillery Branch in Hawaii and its outlook as an operations concept in the aftermath of WWI.

The symposium will run from 0800-1630 26 and 27 June, and a half day on Friday 28 June, which is the final day of the WWI Centennial Commemoration Period.
In addition to the symposium, there will be a special boat tour of Pearl Harbor, narrated by Chief Historian, National Park Service Ranger Daniel Martinez, to recall the events and activities in Pearl Harbor during WWI. 

Events include:


Contact : bbliss@hpu.edu
Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Hawaii


Location : HPU Honolulu Campus
1 Aloha Tower Dr
Honolulu, HI,



Half day on 28 June, with afternoon activities at the Arizona Memorial Visitors' Center

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Contact: Hawaii@WorldWar1Centennial.org

Task Force Members

Hawaii WWI Commemoration
Governor David Y. Ige
Honorary Chairman

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

Rep. Ken Ito, House Dist. 49

Rep. Bob McDermott, Dist. 40


Hawaii WWI Centennial Task Force
Arthur Tulak, COL (Ret), USA

Task Force Chairman
Ben Acohido Col (Ret), USA
VFW Previous State Commander

Chuck Anthony, Lt Col, HIANG
Hawaii DOD Public Affairs

Les Bise LTC (Ret) USA
Military Order of World Wars

Brenden Bliss
Instructor, Hawaii Pacific University

Donna L. Ching
Task Force Vice Chair

Stan Fernandez, CMSgt (Ret), USAF
VFW Previous State Commander

Charlie Harrington, Harrington Publishing

Alex Holowicki, 
UH Maui College Dept. of History

Gordon Lee
Kau Tom American Legion Post #11

Ron Lockwood, USMC (Ret), Commander Waikiki VFW Post

Anita Manning
Task Force Historian
(Elks Lodge 616)

Curtis Manchester, LTC (Ret) USAR
Military Order of Foreign Wars

Catherine Miloni,
Events Committee Chair
Aloha Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution

William Parker, CMSgt, HIANG
Senior Enlisted Advisor, HING

Denis Salle,
Honorary Consul-General, Federal Republic of Germany

Jeffrey Allen Smith, Associate Professor UH Hilo

Fred Wong,
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8616

Ron Han, Col (Ret), HIANG
Director, HI State Office of Veterans' Services


"Pershing" Donors

$5 Million +

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The Lilly Endowment