Happy Kamehameha Day!
Posted: June 11, 2016 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Events, government, Holidays, Holidays, News, Public Figures, Royalty, Teasers
King Kamehameha I statue in downtown Honolulu
Today in history — Kamehameha Day 1916 — thousands of spectators–including Queen Liliuokalani–watched a ceremony honoring King Kamehameha I at his statue:
“Great kahilis reared their plumed heads above the throngs of marches, while huge leis of Hawaii’s most exquisite flowers were flung at the base of the statue.”
Read more about it in “Great Crowd Surrounds Statue to Witness Striking Ceremony.”
“Great Crowd Surrounds Statue to Witness Striking Ceremony”
Honolulu star-bulletin, June 12, 1916, Page 3