Adults need photo ID for PMRF celebration

Adult visitors planning to attend the Pacific Missile Range Facility’s Stars and Stripes Freedom Celebration on Friday are asked to have a valid identification card with photo.

This is necessary due to increased security requirements, said Tom Clements of the PMRF Public Affairs office. An example of accepted identification is a driver’s license or a State of Hawai‘i ID card.

Children under the age of 18 are not required to have identification.

PMRF opens the doors to the Stars and Stripes Freedom Celebration from 5 to 11 p.m. on the grounds of Shenanigans restaurant located on the base at Mana.

Food booths, crafts and games will be available throughout the event which is free to the public.

Vehicles will be subject to search and no outside food or beverages, coolers, tents, pets, weapons, including knives of all types, or personal fireworks will be allowed. All backpacks will be subject to search and beach umbrellas may be used at the drug-free event.

Capt. Nicholas Mongillo, the PMRF commanding officer, will be on hand to welcome people and offer a presentation on the importance of Independence Day.

The Quake, Greenstone Project, the Rakudo Taiko Ensemble and H. Hawai‘i Media will provide entertainment which will culminate with a 14-minute fireworks display on the beach provided by Pyro Spectaculars.

Visitors can enter PMRF through the main gate, also known as the Housing Gate, at Mile Marker 30 on Kaumuali‘i Highway. Signs will be placed along the highway for directions.

Call 335-4346 for more information.

• Dennis Fujimoto, photographer and staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or dfujimoto@ thegardenisland.com.

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