Sunday, June 9, 2019

Kamehameha Statue Draped With Flower Lei

A  L  O  H  A !

"Ua ola no i ka pane a ke aloha" 
There is life in a kindly reply.
                    Hawaiian Wisdom

"Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono."
The life of the land is 
perpetuated in righteousness.
             Motto of Hawaii

Of course I was not the only
photographer there. This lady
on the right, was very 
intent on her subjects

"The origins of the Law of the Splintered Paddle are derived from before the unification of the Island of Hawaiʻi. In 1782 during a raid, Kamehameha caught his foot in a rock. Two local fishermen, fearful of the great warrior, hit Kamehameha hard on the head with a large paddle, which broke the paddle. Kamehameha was stunned and left for dead, allowing the fisherman and his companion to escape. Twelve years later, the same fishermen were brought before Kamehameha for punishment. The king instead blamed himself for attacking innocent people, gave the fishermen gifts of land and set them free. He declared the new law, "Let every elderly person, woman, and child lie by the roadside in safety." This influenced many subsequent humanitarian laws of war."

Lei Draping Ceremony June 7
Parade June 8
Tuesday June 11
Kamehameha I c. 1758? – May 8 or 14, 1819
 also known as Kamehameha the Great. 
His Full Hawaiian name: Kalani Paiʻea Wohi o Kaleikini Kealiʻikui Kamehameha o ʻIolani i Kaiwikapu kauʻi Ka Liholiho Kūnuiākea. 
He was the founder and first ruler 
of the Kingdom of Hawaii."
Wikipedia Link

Your behavior
Your Response
Always in your power.
Keep it kind

                        Fondly, cloudia