ʻOnipaʻa Kākou 2018

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“Love of country is deep-seated in the breast of every Hawaiian, whatever his station.” – Queen Lili’uokalani

On January 17, 2018, the Hawaiian community gathered as a lāhui to remember the injustice that Queen Lili‘uokalani endured for her people and the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893. At 10:45 a.m., the Hawaiian flag was raised over ‘Iolani Palace grounds at the same time that it was lowered 125 years ago.

In the morning, over a thousand people gathered at Mauna ‘Ala and marched in solidarity to ‘Iolani Palace. Traditional oli and mele were sung in observance of the day. Hundreds of students from various schools gathered to participate. The day ended with speeches, hula, and mele in the Capitol rotunda and the palace bandstand.

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