Lieutenant Colonel Jacob A. Peterson, Commander of the U.S. Army Garrison-Pohakuloa, will be the keynote speaker at a Memorial Day Service s sponsored by VFW Post 3830 and Ladies Auxiliary at Veterans Cemetery #1 in Hilo on Monday, May 25 beginning at 10 a.m. The public is welcome to participate. Aloha attire is suggested.
“This is the first time VFW 3830 is hosting the Memorial Day Service in Hilo,” noted spokesperson Jan Kama. “We invite you to attend and participate in paying tribute to those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom.”
\Peterson began his career in 1991 as an artilleryman in his local Colorado National Guard unit. After an appointment to West Point, he was commissioned in the Infantry in 1996. Prior to assuming command at Pohakuloa, he served as Air and Missile Defense Division chief the U.S. Army Central Command in Leavenworth, Kansas, and worked as Southeast Asia counter-terrorism officer at U.S. Army-Pacific Command on O’ahu.