Robson Henry, Kosrae Island Veterans Association (KIVA) provided the welcoming remarks and spoke of his appreciation to all the spouses and families that support all members of the military. The Honorable Kosrae State Governor Carson Sigrah spoke of the special bilateral relations between the United States and the FSM and thanked the Embassy for participating on the special occasion. Also performing at the Veterans Day all the way from Honolulu, Hawaii the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Band Woodwind Quintet “Tradewinds” performed both the FSM and U.S. National Anthems and Amazing Grace to honor the fallen heroes of the FSM.
During the ceremony Lt. Colonel Erin Richter and Jason Richter from U.S. Embassy Kolonia had a Marine Corps cake cutting ceremony to signify the passing down of knowledge from the oldest marine to the youngest marine. Mr. Carlton Timothy, a Marine Corps Veteran and Sergeant Jerry Tolenoa, active Marine Corps. Both gentlemen are from the state of Kosrae.
Congratulations to the following enlistees:
Albert Alik, Charley RV, Mongkeya Deluxe, Palik Yoshiro, Renton Bronson, Skilling Taitang, Tosie Paliknoa, William Joab and Jack Daniel.