Participant Press Release

Pre-Production Conf Call

Audio From Conference Call:

00:00 / 54:13


Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade Committee
Joel Biggs - Chairman
Chris Meeker - Executive Producer
Moa Mahe - Director - Hawaii Operations
Earl Hurrey - Selection Chair / Director Military Relations










Pre-Production Conference Call – Recap





Unite Generations in a Living Memorial that honors our Veterans on the Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, while taking Americans to the place where history was made to pay tribute to and learn from our History Makers.






  • Tour Manager – With you throughout your tour - Point of Contact for Questions while in Hawaii. Phone # and Name will be provided prior to your departure.

  • Meals - Breakfast daily - Grab and Go - Pre Boxed at or near hotel, 2 boxed dinners

  • Hotels – Great Locations, all within walking distance of Waikiki Beach

  • Private Bus Transfers to and from Airport and other scheduled excursions

  • Box Truck for Instruments (Bands only)

  • Pearl Harbor - Pearl Harbor Visitor’s Center, USS Missouri, USS Arizona Memorial

  • Enjoy – You are in Hawaii



  • Vaccine Cards - You must have original document along with electronic copy - prepared to show at airport, official events and entry into indoors - restaurants, hotels, some shops and stores

  • Non-Vaccinated - Must show proof of Negative Test within 48 hours for entry into restaurants, hotel, some shops and stores

  • Each Group must provide Historic Programs with copies of participants' vaccine Cards (multiple cards per sheet copy) in order to expedite entry into official events. 

  • Masks

    • Masks must be worn at all official events and indoors - Non-Vaccinated - Indoors and Outdoors

    • Masks required on Bus, Airport, Plane, Hotel, Pearl Harbor, Official Events

  • Covid Test is required for Non-Vaccinated Travelers within 72 hours of the last leg of flight to Hawaii. While in Hawaii, those not vaccinated will need to be tested 48 hours prior to entry into restaurants, food courts, official events, Pearl Harbor. 

  • There are multiple options for Testing in Waikiki - Testing centers are available throughout Waikiki. Some Hotels may have testing centers or will direct guests to one nearby. Your Tour Manager will be able to provide you with Test Center information as well. Tests can be scheduled at the Waikiki Shell through Nomi Health for no out of pocket cost. Testing times are made available on their website 3 or 4 days in advance.



  • Will the Parade be Live Streamed?

    • Yes, both the Opening Ceremony and Parade will be live streamed beginning at 4pm Hawaii time. This can be found at

  •  Luau – 

    • Every group will have an amazing Luau/Polynesian Show experience 

  • Will we receive a Flower Leis 

    • Yes, everyone will receive a Lei upon your arrival in Hawaii

  • Do Vaccinated people need a covid test to eat - No, as long as the vaccinated person can present a copy of their vaccination card with a matching ID

  • Will we need to bring our own water?

    • Water will be provided at Official Events and for meals. 

    • You should have your own water bottle for daily activities / tours

    • ABC stores are conveniently located throughout Waikiki and have affordable water and snacks etc. 



  • Provide an electronic copy of all participant vaccination cards to the PHP Committee – This will accelerate entry into official events.

  • Ensure correct registration of travelers at Safe Hawaii – Get a QR Code for Each Participant - Remember to log into your Safe Travels Hawaii account within 24 Hours of Departure to complete your health questionnaire

  • Dbl Check Airline ticket confirmation code sheet for all travelers (provided by Cherish - if flight booked through Historic Productions) - Govt issued ID for passengers 18 or older. For those 17-12 we recommend a photo ID. 




Map of Parade Opening Ceremony - Kuroda Field, Waikiki




















2:-3    Groups arrive (schedule arrival times for bands - as instructed by Group Manager)

3:30     Mass Band Rehearsal with Marine Band (Masked unless performing)

3:45    Mass Choir Rehearsal    

4:00    All Veterans Seated On Stage

4:10    All Groups in formation 

4:15    American Heritage Union Dance Crew

4:20    Colorado Chord Company

4:25    Varsity Spirit Cheer for the Veterans

4:30    Sacramento Valley Chorus 


Please Stand for the Presentation of Colors and our National Anthem - performed by the Marine Forces Pacific Band under the direction of Staff Sergeant Uiliami Fihaki - Joined by Pearl Harbor Combined Choir 

4:32     Joint Service Color Guard, March in the Colors - National Anthem performed by the Marine Forces Pacific Band, under the direction of SSgt Uiliami Fihaki



  • Sacramento Valley Chorus - California

  • Dematha Catholic Choir - Maryland

  • Denver Mountainaires - Colorado

  • Harding Charter Preparatory Choir - Oklahoma

  • Riverdale HS Choir - Tennessee

  • Canterbury Youth Voices - Oklahoma

  • Bay HS Choir - Florida

  • Camden County HS Choir - Georgia

  • New Hope-Solebury HS Choir - Pennsylvania



  • Amazing Grace - Combined PEARL HARBOR HONOR PIPES AND DRUMS 

    • American Firefighters and Police Pipes & Drums - USA

    • Utah Pipe Band - Utah

    • Pipes and Drums of the Chicago Police Department - IL

    • Our very own Celtic Pipes - Hawaii


History Maker Medal Presentation. 

5:15 - Speaker 1 – Band Student Audra Loughead (pronounced "low-heed")

5:20 - Speaker 2 - Donnie Edwards - Best Defense Foundation

5:25 - Speaker 3 -  Pearl Harbor Survivor

​5:30 – Speaker 4 – BGen Joseph R. Clearfield, Deputy Commander Marine Forces Pacific 

5:35 - Conclude


Dismissed to Parade Route - Follow Tour Manager




Subject to change

  1. Veteran Motorcycle salute - Street Bikers United (SBU)

  2. Honolulu Police Dept Motorcycle Unit 

  3. Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade Banner (Carried by Young Marines)

  4. Sponsor Banners      

  5. Joint Service Color Guard - National Anthem by Choirs

  6. Pipes and Drums of the Chicago Police Department

  7. Army Balloon

  8. Army Platoon

  9. Marine Forces Pacific Band

  10. Marine Balloon

  11. Remember Pearl Harbor Bus

  12. Grand Marshal - Pearl Harbor Survivors and WWII Veterans

  13. Corvette Club of Hawaii

  14. Purple Heart Balloon

  15. Veterans Walking 

  16. Trolley - Military Order of the Purple Hearts

  17. Punoho JROTC - Ships

  18. Heroes Flag - Spirit of Liberty Foundation

  19. USS Arizona Banner

  20. Highland High School Marching Band - Arizona

  21. USS Arizona Balloon

  22. Spirit of Liberty Freedom Bell - Flat Bed

  23. St. Pius Catholic Marching Band - Georgia

  24. Tall Flags - Young Marines

  25. Varsity Spirit - A

  26. Rigby High School Marching Band - Idaho

  27. Boy Scouts

  28. Cup Scouts

  29. Girl Scouts

  30. Colorado Chord Company

  31. America's Flag - Spirit of Liberty foundation

  32. USS California Banner

  33. Thunder Squad Drumline - California

  34. Central Regional JROTC - New Jersey

  35. Vietnam Veterans Association - Military Trucks

  36. Waukesha High School Marching Band - Wisconsin

  37. Bleizen FX Classic Cars

  38. Los Alamos Community Winds - Non Performing

  39. USS Oklahoma Banner

  40. Canterbury Youth Voices - Oklahoma

  41. USS Nevada Banner

  42. Omro High School Marching Band - Wisconsin

  43. Navy Balloon

  44. Navy Platoon

  45. Upper Chesapeake Community Band - Flat Bed

  46. USS Navy Balloon

  47. James and Theresa - Victory Kissing Couple

  48. New Albany JROTC

  49. USS Pennsylvania Banner

  50. New Hope Solebury High School Marching Band - Pennsylvania

  51. Kahuku JROTC

  52. Polynesian Salute to the Veterans

  53. American Eagle Balloon

  54. USS West Virginia Banner

  55. Oakridge JROTC

  56. Colbert County High School Marching Band - Alabama

  57. Air Force Balloon

  58. Air Force Platoon

  59. Utah Pipe Band

  60. Kapolei High School Marine Corps JROTC

  61. USS Utah Banner

  62. Uintah High School Marching Band - Utah

  63. Harding Charter Preparatory School Choir - Oklahoma

  64. USS Tennesse Banner

  65. Varsity Spirit - B

  66. Beauty Queen

  67. US Coast Guard Balloon

  68. US Coast Guard Platoon

  69. Hickam Civil Air Patrol

  70. The Cobra Club of Hawaii

  71. Bay High School Marching Band - Flordia

  72. Jeep I Joe

  73. Space Force Balloon

  74. USS Maryland Banner

  75. Dematha Catholic High School Choir - Maryland

  76. Kaiser JROTC

  77. Spring Hill High School Marching Band - Kanas

  78. Varsity Spirit - C

  79. Bob Neuberger - K9

  80. St Louis HS JROTC

  81. Western Illinois University Marching Band - Illinois

  82. Urgent Care

  83. McKinley High School JROTC 

  84. Taiko Drummers

  85. Waianae HS JROTC

  86. Jay M Robinson High School Marching Band - North Carolina

  87. Farrington HS JROTC

  88. Camden County High School Marching Band - Georgia

  89. Varsity Spirit - D

  90. American Heritage Dance - Utah

  91. Oahu Veterans Center - Truck

  92. Mobile Vets Center

  93. American Firefighters and Police Pipes and Drums


Re-place instruments into trucks

Enter in Waikiki Shell Arena - (Name List and Copy of Vaccine Cards pre-cleared for entry - Wristband to be provided.)

In line for Meal 

Enjoy Music of the Marine Forces Pacific Band

Canterbury Youth Voices - Performance 

Awards - Recognition

Closing Remarks

Return to Hotel - Walking or Bus Transfer

Those staying in the Following Hotels will walk; the remaining hotels will be transferred by bus. 


  • Queen Kapiolani

  • Aston 

  • Hyatt Place

  • Hyatt


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