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GOVERNORFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec 20, 2012Remembrance Ceremony for Senator Daniel K. InouyeHONOLULU –The people of Hawaii are invited to pay their final respects to a national hero.On Saturday, Dec. 22, Senator Inouye will lie in state from 5 p.m. to midnight in the State Capitol Rotunda. A short program will commence with the arrival of the senator’s casket. Public viewing will begin after the program for all to show their aloha to Senator Inouye with respect and quiet dignity.The family has requested no flowers. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Daniel K. Inouye Fund, care of the Hawaii Community Foundation. The fund was created at the request of the senator’s widow, Irene Hirano Inouye.There will be a condolence book available for people to sign from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, in the Governor’s Office. Condolence books will also be available at the Lying in State service on Saturday.We anticipate a very large crowd and encourage motorists to carpool or use public transportation. There will be no public parking at the State Capitol, but the public can park at the following locations:
- LOT G, 1151 Punchbowl Street (Kalanimoku Bldg), enter from Beretania or Punchbowl Streets
- LOT L, 1250 Punchbowl Street (Kinau Hale), enter from Punchbowl Street, Makai-bound ONLY
- LOT D, 465 S. King Street, enter from King or Punchbowl Street
- City Civic Center, located at Alapai and Beretania Streets
- City Joint Traffic Management Center, located at Beretania and Alapai Streets
- Only handicap parking will be available at Lot F, 364 S. King Street (Iolani Palace). Motorists should enter from King Street, the driveway between Iolani Palace and the Hawaii State Library.Olelo Community Media will cablecast live the lying in state ceremony from 5 p.m. through midnight on Channel VIEWS 54. The program will also be streamed live atwww.olelo.org.
ROYAL ORDER OF KAMEHAMEHA I TO COMMEMORATE FOUNDER’S BIRTHDAY
BY ELEVATING TWO PROMINENT HAWAIIANS TO KNIGHTHOOD
Participants will include:
- Royal Order of Kamehameha I
- By Command of Ali’i Nui Sir William F. Roback, Jr.
- Ali‘i ‘Aimoku Sir Arthur Aiu, presiding
- Members of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I and the other Hawai‘i Royal Societies
The Royal Order of Kamehameha I will elevate two long-time members in grand ceremonies
- Ali‘i Sir John Waihe‘e III will be elevated from Ali‘i 6th Degree to Ali‘i 7th Degree, Knight
- Ali‘i Sir Quentin Kawānanakoa will be elevated from Ali‘i 7th Degree, to Ali‘i 8th Degree, Knight
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 12:00 p.m.
Mauna‘ala Royal Mausoleum, Nu‘uanu Avenue
To honor our founder, King Kamehameha V.
The Royal Order of Kamehameha I was founded in 1865 by King Kamehameha V, Lot Kapuāiwa in honor of his grandfather, King Kamehameha I, Pai‘ea. The Order flourished for many decades until the overthrow of the monarchy in 1893, at which time the Order, deemed a threat to the new provisional government, went underground.
On Kamehameha Day in 1902, Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole brought the Royal Order of Kamehameha I out of hiding by holding his famous Torchlight Ceremony in full Royal Order regalia at the Kamehameha I statue fronting the courthouse in downtown Honolulu. The Royal Order has repeated this Torchlight Ceremony, annually, to commemorate the birthday of Kamehameha I.
The Order also commemorates, annually, the birthday of founder Kamehameha V, who was born on December 11, 1830. It is with this commemoration in mind that the Royal Order, a normally-secretive benevolent society, is holding these rare public elevations.
For more information on the Royal Order of Kamehameha I and these ceremonies, contact:
Lani Ali‘i Sir William Souza, K.G.C.K.
(808) 282-3943 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Other media inquiries, please contact:
Mamo Hawai‘i Blaine Fergerstrom
Kū‘auhau, Moku ‘o Hawai’i, Helu ‘Ekahi
(808) 497-9463 | email@example.com
Today, members of Nā Wahine Hui ʻo Kamehameha, Royal Order of Kamehameha Hawaiʻi Chapter 1, Kūhiō Chapter 6 and Kapuāiwa Chapter 8 donated four high-quality park benches to the residents of Lunalilo Home. The presentation was followed by kanikapila, with many of the home’s residents joining in. Here are some of my photos from today. Photos by Blaine Fergerstrom.
Aloha Ali’i ‘Aimoku o Hawai’i,
Two days ago Hinano Apo’s wife came home and could not wake him. Hinano had had a heart attack and passed away.
I received a call at 11:30 this morning from Hinanoʻs daughter, Channing, who on behalf of her mother is requesting the Royal Order of Kamehameha I to present the funeral ritual for Ali’i Sir Hinano Apo.
Channing is trying to make arrangements with Kawaiaha’o Church for services to be held on Wednesday, May 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. They are requesting that we be there for the entire service.
Me ka ha’aha’a,
Lani Ali’i Sir John Low