I was often by Kekuni’s side at meetings at the State Capitol during 2008 and 2009, especially with regard to the controversial 50th Anniversary of Statehood Commission where he denounced the celebration due to the US Occupation of Hawai`i.
Tag: Hawaiian independence
Independence Day is probably the most important of public holidays in the Hawaiian Kingdom calendar since 1843 when King Kamehameha III proclaimed it. But since the USA invasion and occupation the day has been suppressed. The imposed USA Thanksgiving Day holiday overshadows it.