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Mayor Billy Kenoi Declares Oct. 6, “Duty, Honor, America Tour Day”

The Duty, Honor, America Tour concluded it’s national tour today on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Duty, Honor, America Tour

Hawaii County Planning Director Bobby Jean Leithead Todd presents the proclamation that Mayor Billy Kenoi declared stating that October 6th, is Duty, Honor, America Tour Day to Support the Troops. (Photo Courtesy of Melissa D'Angelo)

Hawaii County Planning Director Bobby Jean Leithead-Todd presented them with a proclamation from Mayor Billy Kenoi declaring today, Oct. 6, “Duty, Honor, America Tour Day” to support the troops and Doug Adams and his wife Deb Lewis were given a proclamation announcing it at a small party held for them at the Shipman office in Keaau this evening when they completed the final stop of their nationwide tour.

Mayor Billy Kenoi declares Oct. 6, Duty, Honor, America day to support the troops

Hawaii County Planning Director Bobby Jean Leithead Todd presents the proclamation that Mayor Billy Kenoi declared stating that October 6th, is Duty, Honor, America Tour Day to Support the Troops. (Photo Courtesy of Melissa D'Angelo)

Tonight was the end of a year long trip around the United States for Two veterans, Doug (Cyclist) and his wife Deb (CEO-Chief Everything Officer), with their little dog Daisy (Boss), who embarked the 7th of October 2010 on a year-long cycling tour of the United States to educate and inspire Americans to pay attention to what REALLY helps our veterans, military & families.

The End of the Duty of Honor Tour

Tom English shaking hands with Doug Adams as he completes the final leg of the Duty of Honor Tour (Photo Courtesy of Melissa D'Angelo)

I’ve been told by Doug’s cousin, Big Island resident Melissa D’Angelo, that  folks lined the Highway and waved flags as they made their final leg of the tour.

The end of an exciting journey (Photo Courtesy of Melissa D'Angelo)

Here is more information on the tour:

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Hawaii Final Stop for “Duty, Honor, America Tour” – Cycling 50 States in One Year

Duty of Honor America Tour

The Duty, Honor, America Tour – Cycling 50 States in One Year for America’s Veterans and Military is quickly approaching it’s final leg of the tour which will take place here in the State of Hawaii.

Duty of Honor America Tour

Two veterans, Doug Adams (Cyclist) and his wife Deb Lewis (CEO-Chief Everything Officer), with their little dog Daisy (Boss), embarked the 7th of October 2010 on a year-long cycling tour of the United States to educate and inspire Americans to pay attention to what REALLY helps our veterans, military & families. 

Duty of Honor America Tour

Along the way, they will collect and share stories about people, organizations and communities making a difference.  When engaging communities, Deb and Doug look forward to learning and sharing what each community identifies as effective ways to support local veterans, military & families.

The Hawaii portion of the tour will include these stops and then round out the end of the tour on the Big Island:

  •  23 Sep 2011 – Fly San Diego to Oahu Hawaii – 50th State
  •  24 Sep 2011 – Fort DeRussy to Kaneohe HI
  •  25 Sep 2011 – Kaneohe to Schofield Barracks HI
  •  26 Sep 2011 – Schofield Barracks to Camp Smith, Hawaii
  •  27 Sep 2011 – Camp Smith to Arizona Memorial to Pearl Harbor/Hickam AFB Hawaii
  •  28 Sep 2011 – Hickam AFB to AMR to Ft Shafter to Nat’l Memorial Cemetery to Ft DeRussy Hawaii
  •  29 Sep 2011 – No Cycle Oahu Hawaii
  •  30 Sep 2011 – Fly to Hilo and drive to Kona, Big Island of Hawaii
  •  1-2 Oct 2011 – Kona- Prep for Final Event
  •  3-5 Oct 2011 – Drive to Kea’au, Prepare for Final Event
  •  6 Oct 2011 – Final DHATour Event-Kea’au to Kea’au (1Day/221mi cycle around Big Island of HI)

Duty of Honor America Tour

You can check out their progress here and they welcome folks to ride along with them on their trip by visiting this section of their website.

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