Friday, May 25, 2012

Special Memorial Day Weekend Kick off - Jane visits the Big Barracks on Hickam Field

As we kick off Memorial Day Weekend, Jane visited the "Big Barracks" on Hickam Field.    The barracks housed and fed over 3000 airmen in the Army Air Corps.  On the Day of Infamy, they also came under attack ... 

Today the building serves at the Headquarters for
the Pacific Air Forces.  Note the bullet holes are
 preserved to remember the fallen.

The building is open to the public.   The hallway
offers several displays with WWII memorabilia.
Jane is sitting next to one of the bullet holes 
in the interior stairwell.

Look for the second hole above Jane.

The courtyard is dedicated to the heroes of
campaigns supported by Pacific Air Forces,
including WWII,  Korea, and Vietnam.

This flag from December 7, 1941 was sent
on a war bond tour.   It was displayed at the
Air Force Academy before returning to Hawaii.

Do you have plans for Memorial Day Weekend?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  This giveaway is open to all readers.  Comments are open through Saturday, May 26, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, May 27.


Kim in Hawaii


  1. For the past several years we've gone to a friend's house for a pool party. Good friends, good conversation, good food. My mom and I also always go to the cemetery and place flowers and an American flag on my dad's grave.

  2. We're not doing much this year. Maybe just bbqing.

  3. Kim, this was a very moving tribute. Very valuable to all of us, so that we don't forget the sacrifice. Kathryn

  4. No plans yet. Maybe we'll catch a movie.

  5. I was able to visit when my father-in-law was stationed in Hawaii. As to the holiday, I will have my daughters over for dinner if their work schedules permit and there aren't any graduations to attend.

  6. I wish I was Jane. She visits great places. I am resting this weekend and remembering all the veterans in my family.

  7. At home with the family BBQ whoo

  8. doubt anything. but visit with family and eat :)

  9. An emotional memorial post. Thanks so much Kim for sharing. I have no real plans other then the Street Fair our tow is having on Sunday to honor our Heroes as well as a small parade and dedication..
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  10. We don't really have any plans.

  11. We were invited to a 30th birthday party on Saturday and Sunday my friends are coming over to play cards. It's going to be 96 here today so I won't be going out. On Monday, I'm hoping to go to Half Price Books for their everything in the store 20% off sale.

  12. My husband used to participate in Rolling Thunder but a little too taxing now.

    Blessings on all who served.