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History stands tall at Thomas Square

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Men of the Kawai’ulaokala halau, Kumu Hula Keli’iho’omalu Puchalski, dance to “He melee no Kauikeaouli” during the dedication of Kamehameha III, A Sculpture by Thomas Jay Warren, at Thomas Square, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in honor of King Kamehameha III and the 175th Commemoration of La Ho’ijo’i Ea, Sovereignty Restoration Day on July 31, 1843.

Thomas Square has been elevated a bit closer to the status it has deserved: a favored green oasis in the city, with its distinct historical context, the Hawaiian flag topping the new flagpole, now in plain view. Read more

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