Friday, June 4, 2010
Hawaiian jewelry manufacturer, Designs 'N Gold, will participate in Flag Day Ceremony on board the USS Missouri on Sunday, June 13, 2010 sponsored by the Hawaii Elks.
The Hawaii Elks will celebrate again, for the eleventh consecutive year, its annual National Flag Day Service in a joint Hawaii-Lodge ceremony onboard the USS MISSOURI (BB63) at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor on June 13th at 1:00 p.m.
The Elks Flag Day Committee has made arrangements with the USS MISSOURI Memorial Association, Inc., for use of the 'Mighty Mo' for this national patriotic program. The MISSOURI staged the surrender proceedings in Tokyo Bay to end World War II. In our own State of Hawaii, the MISSOURI is now a striking symbol of American freedom and patriotism at historic Pearl Harbor, moored in a line-up with the USS ARIZONA Memorial.
Flag Day was started in 1907 by the Order of Elks to be observed by each Elks Lodge. Then in 1947 the President of the United States, President Harry Truman, a member of the Elks himself, by Executive Order declared the Elks Flag Day of June 14 to be an annual National Flag Day on June 14. On August 3, 1949, President Truman signed an Act of Congress further proclaiming June 14 as an annual National Flag Day.
For listening enjoyment the Commander, United States Pacific Fleet, Navy Brass Quintet will provide a lively patriotic tribute to our Flag and our military services. Boy Scout Troops will present an array of historic flags and serve as ushers in a ceremony conducted by Past Exalted Rulers and Officers of the five Hawaii Elks Lodges.
During the ceremony, Colette Aoki of Designs N Gold will present a Hawaiian jewelry gift to the Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student, Kerri Nakatsu of Waiakea High School in Hilo, Hawaii. Kerri will also read her essay entitled 'What Do I Love About America'.
'We are so pleased and excited to be a part of this historic event that allows all American citizens a time to honor their national emblem' commented Colette Aoki, the owner of Designs N Gold.
About Designs N Gold
The owner of Designs N Gold, Colette Aoki, has been in the jewelry business in Hawaii since 1976. Over that period she has designed jewelry for thousands of clients in Hawaii as well as worldwide. In 1985 she acquired the jewelry manufacturer, Designs N Gold, which gave her the ability to control the entire jewelry making process from design to finished product. Designs N Gold's expert jewelers and engravers create each piece of Hawaiian jewelry including pendants, earrings, bracelets, and wedding rings. Contact 98-1277 Kaahumanu Street, Suite: 106-339 Aiea,Hawaii 96701Tel Local: 808-484-2699 Tel Outer Island & Mainland: 800-343-5846Web: http://www.designsngold.com Email: email@example.com