Hundreds came from all over the island to be a part of the centennial observance for Queen Lili‘uokalani. - Photo: Alice Silbanuz

On November 11, 1917, people across Hawaiʻi mourned the loss of their last reigning monarch, Queen Liliʻuokalani. In preparation for the day marking a 100 years since her passing, Senator Brickwood Galuteria and Senator Kai Kahele spearheaded the creation of Aloha Liliʻu. The special event was a commemorative tribute held on Nov. 11 at her statue, adjacent to the ʻIolani Palace. OHA was among the many organizations and individuals that came together to support the tribute to our beloved wahine mōʻī. Even a century after her death, Queen Liliʻuokalani still stands as an extraordinary symbol of eloquence, courage, grace and compassion for her people.