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Volunteers restore most of the damaged headstones at Kawaiaha‘o Church cemetery

  • Video by Mark Ladao and Craig T. Kojima.

    About 15 volunteers from the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local 1, of Hawaii helped restore most of the 27 vandalized gravestones at the Kawaiahao Church cemetery. Mel Silva, a business manager for Local 1, said he heard about the incident on the news soon after it happened on July 3, and he called Brickwood Galuteria, chairman of the Kawaiahao Church Board, to offer his services.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Volunteers such as Eric Kramer from the Hawaii Masons Union, Local 1, IUABC, Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers worked Monday on repairing damaged gravestones at Kawaiaha‘o Church cemetery.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The vandalized gravestones were cleaned and reattached.

About as quickly as they were knocked over, most of the 27 vandalized gravestones at Kawaiaha‘o Church cemetery have been restored, in large part because of the goodwill of the community. Read more

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