LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, known as the Kaua‘i RSVP, is partnering with Kaua‘i Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, or Kaua‘i VOAD, will host a special event in partnership with Kukui Grove Center on Monday to honor the heroes of Sept. 11, 2001.
“This year marks 22 years since 9/11, and we continue to honor the sacrifices made that day by remembering the heroes, armed forces, first responders, the countless others, and their acts of service to defend our nation’s freedom,” said Kealoha Takahashi, the Kaua‘i Executive on Aging.
“The community is encouraged to honor, serve and unite by engaging in service, especially on this day of remembrance.”
The 9/11 National Day of Service will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kukui Grove Center. The event includes special performances and messages from several officials, and a recognition ceremony honoring representatives from Kaua‘i’s first responders.
During the event, attendees are invited to visit more than two dozen exhibit and resources tables from a number of community organization that will be set up throughout the mall. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore volunteer opportunities, register to win prizes and enjoy entertainment by Ho‘ola and Limited Edition, Kaua‘i Band.
Kaua‘i Ocean Discovery, traditionally not open on Mondays, will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the day’s activities.
Jean Souza, the on-site Kaua‘i Ocean Discovery manager, said KOD will be offering free COVID-19 tests from the Department of Health while supplies last.
Additionally, KOD will have disaster preparedness information, including the latest edition of the “Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards.”
During the week of Sept. 11, the County of Kaua‘i will display red, white, and blue lighting on the Mo‘ikeha Building.
Kaua‘i RSVP is sponsored by the County of Kaua‘i Agency on Elderly Affairs.
Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 808-245-0453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: The Garden Island