Schedule

Battle of Guadalcanal 75th Anniversary Program

Saturday / August 5, 2017
09:00 – Among Those Present Symposium Kukum Lecture Theatre, Solomon Islands National University (SINU)

Sunday / August 6, 2017
09:00 – Service of Remembrance, Holy Cross Cathedral, Honiara
1800 – Reception on board U. S. vessel, Point Cruz wharf

Monday / August 7, 2017
07:00 – Remembrance service, U. S. Memorial, Skyline Ridge.
10:00 – National memorial service, Coastwatchers’ Monument, Coronation Street, Honiara.
11:00 – US Coast Guards service, Point Cruz Yacht Club.
11:30 – Launch of the proposed Coastwatchers’ Museum, National Museum premises.

Tuesday / August 8, 2017
09:30 – Unveiling, by Prime Minister, of the US Marine Raiders’ new monument at Bloody Ridge.
11:15 – US Department of Defense (DoD) repatriation ceremony at Henderson Airport.
13:00 – Lunch hosted by Solomon Islands Government followed by sports games and battlefield tours.
16:00  – Brass band concert (US and Solomon islands bands), Town Ground sports field.
18:00 – Reception on board Royal Australian Navy vessel.

Wednesday / August 9, 2017
07:00 – Royal Australian Navy vessel departs to Iron Bottom Sound for memorial ceremony.
11:00 – Vessel returns to main wharf, Point Cruz.

End of official 75th anniversary commemoration events.