Hawaii Island Veterans

P.O. Box 6820
Hilo, Hawaii 96720

hawaiiislandvets@gmail.com

Hawaii Island Veterans Memorial, Inc. (HIVM) is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) tax deductible non-profit corporation organized in 1997 to serve as an umbrella organization and development entity for the island’s 20,000+ veterans. Hawaii Island Veterans Memorial, Inc. (HIVM) is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) all-volunteer non-profit corporation privately organized in 1997 to serve as a development entity for the island’s many veterans and veterans groups. Our mission was to develop a one-stop combined veterans center (CVC) together with a senior independent living community complete with a multi-purpose activity center and dining facility for our islands’ 20,000+ active, reserve, retired, veterans, and other eligible seniors. A site was identified on an overgrown 7 acre parcel of unplanned public lands in Hilo along Kawili Street just below the University of Hawai’i at Hilo and was obtained for this purpose in 2004 by a Governor’s executive order.