Veterans Day in Hilo Town, 1940.

THE DAY THE WAR CAME TO AN END WILL BE COMMEMORATED

Monday, November 11, is the day that commemorates the end of the War. It will be remembered here in Hilo with a great parade, beginning at 9 a.m.

There will be two bands, the Hawaii County Band [Bana Kalana o Hawaii] and the navy band will join in the parade. So too will the American Legion [Legiona Amelika], the Women’s Legion [Legiona o na Wahine], the Boy and Girl Scouts [Puali Kiai o na Keikikane ame Kaikamahine], and some other organizations. Continue reading

Veterans’ Day in Hilo Town, 1943.

The 11th of November

Twenty-five years ago, on a Sunday, there was heard the ringing of the church bells here in Hilo. People asked one another, “What are these bells ringing?”

Calls to the telephone operator [kikowaena] rushed in, “Why are the bells sounding?”

The operator replied, “THE WAR IS OVER IN EUROPE. The opposing nations surrendered, and the Treaty was signed.”

That is when people began shouting, and those of the Chinese shops were woken up. Firecrackers were purchased and set off, and cars began going through the streets tooting their horns and dragging cans behind them. This did not cease until the hours of dawn came.

The following Monday became a great day in Hawaii nei and all of those victorious countries of the first world war. There were no bars in those days, because of the prohibition. Continue reading

Veterans Day, the early years, 1938.

THE ENDING OF THE WAR
NOVEMBER 11

November 11, 1938. The battles of Marne, Ypres, Loos, Arras, Somme, Chateau Thierry, Verdun, Argonne, Belleau Wood—these famous blood-shedding battles, their stories and the men who fought in them, both living and dead, remain as memorials for the conscience. The great number of soldiers constantly sent away here and there for their home, to fight and for peace. We honor those men who fought for a purpose, and at the same time, put to use those frightful years as a means to attain the peace of which we are blessed.

Drive-In Market                                  E. Yanagihara Store

V. A. Carvalho                                      Quong Sing Market

Beamer’s Hardware Store              B. F. Shoen, Ltd.

S. Ikeda Soyo Factory                       Hawaii Motor Supply

J. S. Rickard                                           The Men’s Shop

Union Meat Co.                                  G. Miyamoto Cash & Carry

Diamond Bar                                        Kilauea Radio Shop

Simeon Armor The Sign Artist       Akadama

De Silva Vogue Shop                         Lacai Bros. [?]

June Shipman Beauty Shoppe      Mamalahoa Chapter No. 2 Order of Kamehameha

Isemoto Contracting Co. Ltd.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 11/9/1938, p. 3)

LA PAU O KE KAUA

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXIII, Number 28, Aoao 3. Novemaba 9, 1938.