Ke'ehi Lagoon Memorial

A Living Memorial to honor all veterans, especially the fallen.
A special place that is a Beacon of Hope for a grateful community.

Ke'ehi Lagoon Memorial History

In 1949, the Legislature of the Territory of Hawai'i established the Pacific War Memorial Commission (“Commission”) to create memorials to those who had lost their lives in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.

In 1952, the Commission set aside 11 acres for the Ke'ehi Lagoon Memorial.

In 1961, the Memorial Master Plan was created and clearing of the once mangrove swamp commenced.

By 1965, construction of the Obelisk, Memorial Hall, entry road and parking area were completed.

The Alfred Los Banos Hall, John A. Burns Hall, Tommy Kakesako Hall, and the Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Hall would be added over the next 30 years.

Ke’ehi Lagoon Memorial (“KLM”) continues to serve as the envisioned living memorial dedicated to honoring all veterans with a special remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our Nation.

Dedicated December 7, 1963, the Obelisk ia a symbol that perpetuates the reverence we hold for those who died in defense of their country

The Veteran’s Creed

1 — I am an American Veteran

2 — I proudly served my country

3 — I live the values I learned in the military

4 — I continue to serve my community, my country and my fellow veterans

5 — I maintain my physical and mental discipline

6 — I continue to lead and improve

7 — I make a difference

8 — I honor and remember my fallen comrades

The creed is supported by AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, HillVets, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Reserve Officers Association, Student Veterans of America, Team Rubicon Global, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Wounded Warrior Project.


The Ke'ehi Lagoon Memorial is managed and maintained by the Ke'ehi Memorial Organization (KMO) a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Organization

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