01 Feb 1991 | Hawaii
In February 1991, the band returned to Hawaii. The Mayor of Honolulu remembered the pipe band’s previous visits including the retreat ceremony to honour President Kennedy and presented the band with a proclamation from the city of Honolulu. The Mayor paid tribute to the pipe band by declaring February 15th, 1991, “Vancouver Police Pipe Band Day” in Honolulu. During this trip, the United States was actively involved in the Gulf War with Iraq and the band asked to play in a ceremony honouring their armed forces. This wish was granted and the pipe band performed at Fort Shafter on the evening as the Stars and Stripes were lowered for the night.