U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

 

U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

In Any Clime and Place

Hawaiian community honors great monarch

By Chuck Little | | June 13, 2009

Photos
prev
1 of 9
next
A proud U.S. Air Force veteran salutes as the Joint Service Color Guard passes by, leading off the 93rd King Kamehameha Day Floral Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday, June 13, 2009.  The annual parade features floats, mounted units, and military and high school bands and marching units.  The 4.3-mile parade route starts at Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu and makes its way through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park.

A proud U.S. Air Force veteran salutes as the Joint Service Color Guard passes by, leading off the 93rd King Kamehameha Day Floral Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday, June 13, 2009. The annual parade features floats, mounted units, and military and high school bands and marching units. The 4.3-mile parade route starts at Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu and makes its way through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park. (Photo by Chuck Little)


Photo Details | Download |

The U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band serenades onlookers with 'Waltzing Matilda' during the 93rd King Kamehameha Day Floral Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday, June 13, 2009.  The annual parade features floats, mounted units, and military and high school bands and marching units.  The 4.3-mile parade route starts at Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu and makes its way through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park.

The U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band serenades onlookers with 'Waltzing Matilda' during the 93rd King Kamehameha Day Floral Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday, June 13, 2009. The annual parade features floats, mounted units, and military and high school bands and marching units. The 4.3-mile parade route starts at Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu and makes its way through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park. (Photo by Chuck Little)


Photo Details | Download |

A platoon of Marines from Marine Corps Base Hawaii-Kaneohe Bay marches in the 93rd King Kamehameha Day Floral Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday, June 13, 2009.  The annual parade features floats, mounted units, and military and high school bands and marching units.  The 4.3-mile parade route starts at Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu and makes its way through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park.

A platoon of Marines from Marine Corps Base Hawaii-Kaneohe Bay marches in the 93rd King Kamehameha Day Floral Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday, June 13, 2009. The annual parade features floats, mounted units, and military and high school bands and marching units. The 4.3-mile parade route starts at Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu and makes its way through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park. (Photo by Chuck Little)


Photo Details | Download |

Cadets from the Hawaii National Guard Youth Challenge Academy march in the 93rd King Kamehameha Day Floral Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday, June 13, 2009.  The annual parade features floats, mounted units, and military and high school bands and marching units.  The 4.3-mile parade route starts at Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu and makes its way through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park.

Cadets from the Hawaii National Guard Youth Challenge Academy march in the 93rd King Kamehameha Day Floral Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday, June 13, 2009. The annual parade features floats, mounted units, and military and high school bands and marching units. The 4.3-mile parade route starts at Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu and makes its way through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park. (Photo by Chuck Little)


Photo Details | Download |

Precision riders from the Indianapolis Police Department's  Motorcycle Drill Team participate in the 93rd King Kamehameha Day Floral Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday, June 13, 2009.  The annual parade features floats, mounted units, and military and high school bands and marching units.  The 4.3-mile parade route starts at Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu and makes its way through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park.

Precision riders from the Indianapolis Police Department's Motorcycle Drill Team participate in the 93rd King Kamehameha Day Floral Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday, June 13, 2009. The annual parade features floats, mounted units, and military and high school bands and marching units. The 4.3-mile parade route starts at Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu and makes its way through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park. (Photo by Chuck Little)


Photo Details | Download |

The Warrior Drill Team from Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu marches in the 93rd King Kamehameha Day Floral Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday, June 13, 2009.  The annual parade features floats, mounted units, and military and high school bands and marching units.  The 4.3-mile parade route starts at Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu and makes its way through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park.

The Warrior Drill Team from Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu marches in the 93rd King Kamehameha Day Floral Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday, June 13, 2009. The annual parade features floats, mounted units, and military and high school bands and marching units. The 4.3-mile parade route starts at Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu and makes its way through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park. (Photo by Chuck Little)


Photo Details | Download |

Island of Maui Pa'u Princess Gloria Awakuni rides in the 93rd King Kamehameha Day Floral Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday, June 13, 2009.  The P'au Princesses, representing Maui, Oahu and Kauai, make the lei for themselves and their horses in preparation for this event. The annual parade features floats, mounted units, and military and high school bands and marching units.  The 4.3-mile parade route starts at Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu and makes its way through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park.

Island of Maui Pa'u Princess Gloria Awakuni rides in the 93rd King Kamehameha Day Floral Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday, June 13, 2009. The P'au Princesses, representing Maui, Oahu and Kauai, make the lei for themselves and their horses in preparation for this event. The annual parade features floats, mounted units, and military and high school bands and marching units. The 4.3-mile parade route starts at Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu and makes its way through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park. (Photo by Chuck Little)


Photo Details | Download |

The U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Band marches in the 93rd King Kamehameha Day Floral Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday, June 13, 2009.  The annual parade features floats, mounted units, and military and high school bands and marching units.  The 4.3-mile parade route starts at Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu and makes its way through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park.

The U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Band marches in the 93rd King Kamehameha Day Floral Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday, June 13, 2009. The annual parade features floats, mounted units, and military and high school bands and marching units. The 4.3-mile parade route starts at Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu and makes its way through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park. (Photo by Chuck Little)


Photo Details | Download |

A platoon from U.S. Pacific Air Forces marches in the 93rd King Kamehameha Day Floral Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday, June 13, 2009.  The annual parade features floats, mounted units, and military and high school bands and marching units.  The 4.3-mile parade route starts at Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu and makes its way through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park.

A platoon from U.S. Pacific Air Forces marches in the 93rd King Kamehameha Day Floral Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday, June 13, 2009. The annual parade features floats, mounted units, and military and high school bands and marching units. The 4.3-mile parade route starts at Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu and makes its way through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park. (Photo by Chuck Little)


Photo Details | Download |

HONOLULU -- The 93rd King Kamehameha Day Floral Parade was held here June 13. 

This annual parade celebrates King Kamehameha the Great, who united the Hawaiian Islands into one Kingdom.  It featured floats, mounted units of Pa’u Riders from Oahu, Kauai and Maui, and military and high school bands and marching units from Hawaii and the mainland.  The 4.3-mile parade route started at Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu and made its way through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park. 

Thousands of residents and tourists alike lined the parade route to witness the annual spectacle of flowers and music.