Again Join Us Tomorrow August 1, 2015 for our community event at Thomas Square. It starts at 12 noon with our flag raising ceremony and continues with music, speakers and food!!

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On this day, July 31st 1843, British Adm. Richard Thomas ordered the Hawaiian flag raised after a five month long illegal British occupation of the islands. This day later became Hawai'i's first national holiday known as "Lā Ho'iho'i Ea" or "Restoration Day".
It was also the day where King Kamehameha III uttered the words "Ua mau ke ea o ka 'āina i ka pono", "the sovereignty of the land is preserved in righteousness", which became the national motto. The area where the raising of the flag took place was then dedicated to Adm. Thomas and named Thomas Square in 1850, making it Hawai'i's first and oldest park. The street south of the park was named "King Street" in honor of Kamehameha III and the street north of the park was named "Beretania" in honor of Great Britain. The parks pathways are designed to match that of the British Union jack as seen from above. Happy Restoration Day!!!


Again Join Us Tomorrow August 1, 2015 for our community event at Thomas Square. It starts at 12 noon with our flag raising ceremony and continues with music, speakers and food!!
***MUSIC***
Palani Vaughan
Skippy ioane
Imaikalani Kalahele and Peter Kealoha
Kupaaina
Leinaala Kalama-Heine halau
Ernie Cruz, jr.
Kaumakaiwa Kanakaʻole


***SPEAKERS***


Donovan Preza - historical narration at flag ceremony
*Keeaumoku Kaiama -legal update
Walter Ritte - honoree
*Kaleikoa/Kahele Kaeo - Haleakala/TPP
Tiare Lewis/Davis price - aloha Aina unity march
Shelly Kim/Andre Perez - Mana
Noe Goodyear- Kaopua - poetry
Jamaica Osorio- poetry
Bryan Kuwada - poetry
*Bumpy Kanahele - Hawaiian Nation
Halau Ku Mana opio- charter schools
Kahookahi - Maunakea
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