Re-dedication of the Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse

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Hundreds of people came to the re-dedication of the Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse in honor of the late Senator Inouye that happened on Saturday on Kauai. This was a part of week-long centennial celebrations of the lighthouse.

The opening and closing chant and kahiko were done by Kumu Kehaulani Kekua and Halau Palaihiwa o Kaipuwai. Speakers included Senator Mazie Hirono and state Rep. Derek Kawakami.

The Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge where the lighthouse is located paid honor to the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye because of his great support.

On April 4, 2013, the Kīlauea Point Lighthouse’s name was officially changed in the National Register of Historical Places to the Daniel K. Inouye Kīlauea Point Lighthouse.

The new lighthouse plaque was unveiled by Cynthia Martinez, Deputy Chief of the National Wildlife Refuge System and Jennifer Sabas of the Daniel K. Inouye Legacy Fund.

The lighthouse was re-lit for the first time in many years in honor of the senator.

Centennial celebrations continue Sunday in Kilauea and at the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge.

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