What’s open and closed, plus events and freebies for Veterans Day

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Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, is Veterans Day, a federal holiday.

Scroll down for information on events, discounts and what’s open and closed.Veterans Day EventsNational Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

9 a.m., Punchbowl

BG Gary Brito, Deputy Commander, 25th Infantry Division, will be the keynote speaker.Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial Ceremony

11 a.m., Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial

American Legion Post 17 riders will roll in from Kalakaua Avenue shortly before the ceremony. Speakers include Commander, American Legion Department of Hawaii, Michael C. Soucie Sr. and the Battallion Commaner 325th BSB, #rd Brigate, 25th ID, LTC Patrick Disney.natatorium.orgGovernor’s Veterans Day Ceremony

1 p.m., Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery

Since Gov. Ige will be traveling, Lt. Gov. Tsutsui will provide the keynote address with State Adjutant General, Major General Logan giving the welcoming remarks.

Battleship Missouri Memorial

4:30-5:30 p.m., Ford Island

Speakers include U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Capt. Gerald “Jerry” Coffee, USN (Ret.)USSMissouri.orgConcert at Honolulu Farmers’ Market

4-6:30 p.m., Blaisdell Concert Hall Lanai

Glenn Miller Orchestra and Papana of the United States Air Force Band will perform a free joint concert.Discounts for active duty military and veterans

Starbucks: Free, tall (12 fl oz) brewed hot coffee for veterans, active duty service members and spouses at participating stores.

IHOP: Free red, white, and blue pancakes for veterans, active duty service members from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Island Air: 50% off flights booked at ticket counters or Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii during the following time frames for travel between Dec. 1-17, 2015, or Jan. 6-March 15, 2016 with valid military ID or proof of service.

  • Honolulu International Airport: 5 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Kahului Airport: 6:45 a.m.-8:05 p.m.
  • Lanai Airport: 9:45 a.m.-6:15 p.m.
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii: $11.11 admission+tax for all military personnel with valid ID and a grocery bag full of gently used clothing. Additional guests and general walk-up get 50 percent off general admission when you donate two grocery bags full of gently used clothing at any ticket window.City and County of Honolulu

All city and county government offices will be closed.

Emergency ambulance, fire, lifeguard, and police services will be available.

TheBus will operate on a Saturday schedule.

Refuse will be collected, and transfer stations, convenience centers, H-POWER, and the Waimānalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill will be open.

Parks, municipal golf courses, botanical gardens, and the Honolulu Zoo will be open.

The Neal S. Blaisdell Box Office will be closed.

The People’s Open Markets will not be held.

All Satellite City Halls and Driver’s License offices will be closed.

The following traffic and parking regulations will be in effect:

  • On-street parking will be free, except for the meters on Kalākaua Avenue along Queen Kapi’olani Park and metered parking lots.
  • Traffic lanes will not be coned for contraflow.

Kauai County

Kauai County offices will be closed.

All refuse transfer stations, the Kekaha Landfill, Puhi Metals Recycling Center and Kauai Resource Center will be closed.

Residential refuse pick-up will not be affected by the holiday; it will continue as scheduled.

All HI-5 bottle redemption centers with the exception of the one located at the Kauai Resource Center will maintain regular hours.

The Kauai Bus will be operating on a modified schedule on the holiday.

The Kapaa and Waimea swimming pools will be closed.

All neighborhood centers will be closed.

Normal business hours for county offices and services will resume on Thursday, Nov. 12.Maui County

Refuse will be collected.

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