Ceremony held to honor King Kamehameha

King Kamehameha Day Ceremony

Native Hawaiian groups gathered at the Hawaiian Supreme Court on Tuesday to pay respect to King Kamehameha.

The groups dressed in traditional attire and offered chanting, prayer, and songs in honor of the king’s memory.

Lei were presented to the statue by members of the public and other Native Hawaiian groups.

“This isn’t a reenactment of something that was done, this is what we do annually because it is our kuleana, our responsibility to recognize our kupuna, and especially our moi and our alii,” Mamakakaua Vice Regent Kealii McClellan said.

Next year will mark the 100th year that the Daughters and Sons of Hawaiian Warriors have stood watch at the ceremony.

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