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Dedicated on December 7, 1963, the Obelisk was the first structure built on park property. It is “dedicated to the living, in memory of our fallen comrades who gave their lives to our country”. The Obelisk is a memorial that perpetuates the reverence we hold for those who died in defense of our country. It is a reminder of the sacrifices made to ensure our future.

KE'EHI MEMORIAL ORGANIZATION

Honoring the Sacrifices of Hawai’i Veterans
As a self-sustaining 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Ke’ehi Memorial Organization (“KMO”) provides management and maintenance of the Memorial while ensuring that it meets its stated purpose to support veterans and their families and the youth of our community. As a public trust, KMO is committed to fulfilling its mission for the benefit of all.
To maintain the Ke’ehi Lagoon Memorial State Park (“KLM”) grounds and facilities as a special place to honor all veterans, especially the fallen; to provide a venue for activities that fulfill the KLM’s function as a Living Memorial; and to support the general community with a focus on at-risk youth and disabled veterans and their families.
Ke’ehi Memorial Organization (KMO) values the sacrifices of veterans, especially the fallen. We promote service to the general community, youth at risk, disabled veterans and their families. We are committed to serving with integrity, respect and a high sense of duty.

Ke'ehi Memorial Organization Board of Directors

01AlmaGrocki

PRESIDENT

Alma Grocki, RADM, USN Ret.
Retired Military Officer, Community Volunteer
02KarlCalleon

VICE-PRESIDENT

Karl Calleon
Retired Former Small Business Owner, Veteran
03RodTam

SECRETARY

Rodney Tam
Senior Consultant, Benefit Plan Solutions, Inc.

TREASURER

Gil Tam
President, Native Hawaiian Veterans, LLC, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for Hawai’i, O’ahu East

DIRECTOR

James Aofia Faleafine
Colonel, United States Army Reserves
06ReynoldHioki

DIRECTOR

Reynold Hioki, Colonel, USAF Ret.
Cybersecurity Coordinator, State of Hawai’i, Department of Defense

DIRECTOR

Penny Kalua
Colonel, United States Army Reserves, Retired

DIRECTOR

Winston Ling
Attorney Adviser, Department of the Army, Veteran, VFW
09RonOyama

DIRECTOR

Ronald Oyama
Principal, Kapalama Elementary School
10NedPurdy

DIRECTOR

Ned Purdy
DLNR, State of Hawai‘I, Retired, Veteran

Board of Directors

LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

Job Fair Offers Veterans a Fresh Start

The Department of Labor invites Hawaii’s top employers to Weinberg Hall.
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Camp Smith Volunteers Help Beautify Park

Chief Petty Officers bring their talent and energy to help preserve our legacy.
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KLM and Red Cross shelter Maui Wildfire Evacuees

Tourists and locals find safe harbor at Ke'ehi Lagoon Memorial Park.
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KMO and Salvation Army Pack Lunches for Kids

Financial support and volunteering helps fight hunger in our schools.