125 years after

17 01 2018

Iolani Palace in Honolulu

125 years after to the day and hour,  Hawaiians and Hawaiʻi residents observed the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy then ruled by Queen Liliʻuokalani. At 10:45 a.m. today the Hawaiian flag was raised over Iolani Palace, the same time in 1893 that it was replaced by the American flag.

Our family joined the peace march of solidarity and entered the front gates of the palace where the throng gathered for a day of remembrance.

School children, teachers and chaperones prepare to march in.

Pete and me

Hawaiian flag wearers document the approaching procession on King street.

This group will join the approaching marchers carrying flags.

Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi, the native initiative for sovereignty, adopted a blue flag with the Makaliʻi (Pleiades stars) constellation.

We helped to staff the Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi Political Action Committee information booth

Required reading: For a primer on Hawaiian history, I recommend Hawaiʻi’s Story by Hawaiʻi’s Queen by Liliʻuokalani.

Onipaʻa kākou.


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