Sunday, April 30, was an emotional and inspirational day at the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Memorial Building, as student participants in the Legacy2Action program delivered their presentations. The Clubhouse was alive with over 80 students, Club 100 members, invited guests, friends and family in attendance.
Student participants present their projects to Club 100 members, invited guests, friends and family at the Legacy2Action Celebration.
We listened intently to the issues students were passionate about fixing, what values of the 100th Infantry Battalion they identified with, and how these values were applied to develop creative solutions. We then had a breakout session with students manning stations for one-on-one interaction with the audience.
Breakout session where students interacted one-on-one with attendees to answer questions about their projects.
These ideas will help make Hawaiʻi a better place as students embody the motto of Club 100 - “For Continuing Service.”
A total of 31 students participated in the Legacy2 Action initiative, and 18 were available to share their findings at our event. Attendees felt it was a great day and want Legacy2Action to be an annual event! The Clubhouse was alive with youthful, positive energy, and it was smiling to see that all the sacrifices and accomplishments of the 100th Infantry Battalion soldiers and veterans are being “carried on” by the young people of Hawaiʻi.
Retired Senator Brian Taniguchi with "Art Kits for the Houseless" student presenters during the Breakout session portion of the day.
Thank you to the students, 100th IBV volunteers, our partners 'Iolani School and the University of Hawai'i Center on Aging, 'Ōlelo Community Media for filming the event, Central Pacific Bank for sponsoring refreshments, equipment and awards, and Retired Senator Brian Taniguchi for his closing remarks.
Student presenters at the 2023 Legacy2Action Celebration held at the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Clubhouse.
In their remarks, many students noted that they did not know about the 100th Infantry Battalion before accepting our Legacy2Action Challenge. Once they found out about the 100th through this program which connected the students with resources, members, and mentors, they were so inspired and wanted to learn more.
Club 100 has a vision to perpetuate the legacy of the 100th Infantry Battalion through education. Thank you to these inspirational students for their support in making our vision a reality.