WHO/WHAT: The Battle of Okinawa, which ended on June 23, 1945, after three months of fierce fighting, will be commemorated with a memorial program sponsored by the Hawaii United Okinawa Association. Survivors of the battle who now reside in Hawai‘i will share their experiences. Military Intelligence Service veteran Shinye Gima will talk about serving in Okinawa during the battle.

WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, June 21, at 6 p.m. — doors open at 5:30 — at the Hawaii Okinawa Center (94-587 Uke‘e St.). Prepared bento will be available for purchase — call HOC to order.

COST: Free and open to the public. For more information, call the Hawaii Okinawa Center at 676-5400.


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