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A Tribute to Kamehameha III (March 16)

WHEN: 10 a.m. Friday, March 16

WHERE: Kamehameha III Birth Site, Keauhou Bay

In honor of the great alii, Kamehameha III (Lani Kauikeaouli), Kamehameha Investment Corporation presents a tribute to his legacy. The tribute begins Friday, March 16 with the commemoration of his birth presented by the Daughters of Hawaii, Royal Order of Kamehameha and Kamehameha Investment Corporation.

Hawaiian protocols will be observed and hookupu will be offered.

Hawaii’s longest reigning monarch, Kamehameha III (Lani Kauikeaouli) was born at Keauhou Bay and was proclaimed king in 1825 when his older brother, Kamehameha II, died of measles while in London.

Kamehameha III ruled during a time of great transition in Hawaii with ever increasing pressure from foreign conflicts and the arrival of diseases that decimated Native Hawaiians.

He believed education was the key to the survival of his people. By the end of his 30-year reign, Hawaii was one of the most literate nations in the world.

The tribute begins at 10 a.m. at Keauhou Bay close to where Kauikeaouli was stillborn and revived. Hawaii’s longest reigning monarch’s Birth Site is marked with new interpretive signage developed by Kamehameha Investment Corporation with the support of the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

The public is invited to attend.

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