|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — King Kamehameha I — Thomas Ridgeway Gould — Bronze, 1883|
|King Kamehameha I (c. 1758–1819) is generally recognized as the most important figure in Hawaiian history. He was a wise ruler who enacted laws to protect the defenseless and to bring order to the newly united kingdom. An astute statesman, he encouraged foreign trade and the use of foreign technology, while avoiding foreign rule. His greatest achievement, through warfare and diplomacy, was the unification of the Hawaiian Islands.
As befits a man of enormous historic and symbolic . . . — Map (db m13581) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Afong Villa — Waikīkī Historic Trail|
|On this site stood the villa of Chun Afong, Hawai‘i’s first Chinese millionaire, who arrived
in Honolulu in 1849. By 1855, he had made his
fortune in retailing, real estate, sugar and rice, and for a long time held the government
monopoly opium license.
Chun Afong was a member of King Kalakaua’s privy
council, and married Julia Fayerweather, a descendent of Hawaiian royalty, with whom he had 16 children, 13 of
whom were daughters. He was the inspiration for Jack
London’s famous story, . . . — Map (db m49676) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Aliiolani Hale — State of Hawaii Historic Marker|
|Originally designed as a palace, it was built by Kamehameha V to house the legislature, courts and cabinet offices of the Kingdom. He died not long after laying the cornerstone and the building was given his name Aliiolani. It was formally opened by Kalakaua for the legislative session of 1874.
A revolutionary committee occupied the building on January 17, 1893 and proclaimed here the overthrow of the Monarchy and formation of the Provisional Government. Since then it has served as . . . — Map (db m13569) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Battle of Nu’uanu – Uniting the Islands|
|In the late 1700s, Kamehameha I from the island of Hawai’i, sought to unite all the Hawaiian islands under one rule. The battle for O’ahu began with the arrival of his forces at Waikiki in 1795.
O’ahu had been defeated by Maui forces a decade earlier and Mau’s Chief Kalanikupule now led the forces on O’ahu. After many hard-fought battles, he was driven up Nu’uanu Valley to this location. Both sides fought with Hawaiian spears and Western firearms but Kamehameha’s cannon gave him the . . . — Map (db m73557) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Bombers Over Battleship Row — USS Arizona Memorial|
|The Japanese raided Pearl Harbor and other military targets on Oahu with carrier-launched aircraft which included fighters, horizontal bombers, torpedo planes, and dive bombers. The planes truck here in two waves, beginning at 7:55 a.m., with a 15 minute lull about 8:30.
Finding the American aircraft carriers absent, the Japanese zeroed in on U.S. battleships. Seven of them were lined up beside the mooring blocks (quays) visible across the channel in front of you. It was here, on . . . — Map (db m71616) WM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 16 — Duke Kahanamoku — Waikīkī Historic Trail|
|Olympic swimming champion Duke Kahanamoku (1890–1986) spent much of his youth here in Kālia with his mother’s family, the Paoas. The family owned most of the 20 acres which the Hilton Hawaiian Village now occupies.
It is said that it was here in
Kālia that a husband waited
patiently for the return of his
wife who had been wooed
away by a rival chief on
Maui; hence, the name Kālia
or “waited for.” Duke’s
grandfather, Ho`olae Paoa,
a descendant of royal . . . — Map (db m13188) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 5 — Duke Paoa Kahanamoku — August 24, 1890 - January 22, 1968|
|Raised in Waikiki, Duke was a full blooded Hawaiian, who symbolized Hawai'i to millions of people. He developed into an Olympic Champion and the world's fastest swimmer. Between 1912 and 1932 he won three gold medals, two silver and a bronze in four Olympics. He is know as the "Father of International Surfing."
Duke introduced surfing to the Eastern seaboard of American, Europe and Australia. He became a hero when he saved eight lives from a capsized launch at Corona del Mar, California . . . — Map (db m73257) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Father Damien — The Reverend Joseph Damien De Veuster, SS. CC. — Hawaii|
| Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. —John 15:13
Born a farmer’s son at Tremeloo, Belgium, January 3, 1840. Damien joined the Missionary Congregation of the Sacred Heart and was ordained a Roman Catholic priest at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu in 1864. In 1873 he volunteered to serve alone at the leprosy settlement on the island of Molokai. For sixteen years he lived and worked among leprosy victims of all faiths and . . . — Map (db m13485) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — First Hawaiian Printing — January 7, 1822|
|In a grass house near this site High Chief Keeaumoku pulled the first sheet in the presence of Elisha Loomis, Printer; the Reverend Hiram Bingham; and James Hunnewell, Mission benefactor. — Map (db m60945) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN|
|He was aggressive in war without hate; he never forgot that he was dealing with human beings, on both sides of the conflict. (E.R. Potter, 1976)
Born to Frederickburg, Texas in 1885, Chester W. Nimitz was accepted into the United States naval Academy at age 15, graduating seventh in his class in 1905.
Nimitz was assigned to the Asiatic Fleet, serving aboard the battleship USS Ohio (BB12), visiting Japan for the first time. He later commanded the captured Spanish gunboat Panay and the . . . — Map (db m73127) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 20 — Fort DeRussy — Waikīkī Historic Trail|
|This green expanse in the middle of Waikīkī is Fort DeRussy, named in honor of Brigadier General Rene E. DeRussy, Corps of Engineers, who
served with distinction in the American—British War of 1812. It was started in 1908
as vital American bastion of defense, but today it serves as a place of recreation and relaxation for U.S. military personnel and their families.
If you turn toward the
mountains, all the land
you see before you extending to the foothills of Mānoa . . . — Map (db m13219) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Helumoa — Waikiki Historic Trail|
| Surrounded by this open landscape, one can imagine the huge coconut grove known as Helumoa. Planted by Chief Kakuhihewa around the 15th century, the grove once had nearly 10,000 trees. Kahuamokomoki was an area nearby that served as a sporting field. Boxing, wrestling, foot races and other games were played there. Ulumaika, the round stones used for a bowling-type game, were discovered on this site during excavation and contruction of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Kamehameha the Great and his . . . — Map (db m73416) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Hiram Bingham|
|A Centennial Memorial of Hiram Bingham. Born in Bennington, Vt., Oct. 30, 1789. Died in New Haven, Ct., Nov. 11, 1869, Aged 80 Years.
This slab is placed here in grateful remembrance of a pioneer Missionary by descendants of Hawaiians (aided by his Children) among whom he preached Christ for more than twenty years. He preached the first sermon every delivered in this City April 25, 1820 from Fear not for behold I bring you glad tidings of great joy. Here he taught confiding . . . — Map (db m13800) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Iolani Palace — Iolani Hale|
|'Iolani Palace is a living restoration of the offical royal residence for the Kalakaua Dynasty that ruled the Kingdom of Hawai'i from 1874 to 1893. King Kalakaua, who resigned for 17 years, built the palace in 1882 as a symbol of Hawaii's civilized and enlightened leaders as well as it sovereignty. The King's sister and successor, Queen Lili'uokalani, ruled for two years and was deposed on January 17, 1893 by a provisional government. The Queen would later be imprisoned in the palace for eight . . . — Map (db m74148) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Island of Oahu — Attack on Pearl Harbor|
|At dawn on 7 December 1941 more than half of the United States Pacific Fleet, approximately 150 vessels and service craft, lay at anchor on alongside piers in Pearl Harbor. All but one of the Pacific fleet’s battleships were in port that morning, most of them moored to quays flanking Ford Island. By 10:00 a.m. tranquil Sunday calm had been shattered. 21 vessels lay sunk or damaged the fighting backbone of the fleet apparently broken. Smoke from burning planes and hangers filled the sky. Oil . . . — Map (db m71610) WM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 17 — Kālia Bay — Waikīkī Historic Trail|
|Fish were easily netted from the ponds near Pi‘inaio Stream.
In ancient times, the
area was home to many Hawaiian families, who enjoyed the offerings in its bountiful waters. It was not unusual to see native men and women fishing, diving, and gathering seaweed here. Originally, the Pi‘inaio was Waikīkī’s third stream, which entered the ocean here where the ‘Ilikai Hotel now stands. Unlike the Kuekaunahi and
‘Apuakēhau streams, the mouth of the Pi‘inaio was a large, . . . — Map (db m13127) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Kaha ha ʻlo me nā Makani — “The Hawk Soars with the Winds” — by sculptor, Kim Duffett|
|Envisioned on a grand scale, these three awe-inspiring figures in bronze are dancing hula kahiko, the ancient style of Hawaiian dance. The two female dancers, spirits of the wind, represent the dance and chant of Hawaiian hula. Together they are the winds that uplift the mighty ’lo, the Hawaiian hawk, our central male dancer, who represents the spirit of Hawai‘i poised to take flight. These images pay tribute to the importance of dance, chant and song in the rebirth and . . . — Map (db m71922) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 15 — Kălia Fishponds — Diamond Head from Waikiki Annex Pond — Waikiki Historic Trail|
|Had you walked across this road in 1897 you might have landed in Waikĩkĩ’s largest fishpond, the Ka’ihikapu, which measured 13 acres. All of today’s Fort DeRussy on the mauka (toward the mountain) side of the road was covered with fishponds. There were actually hundreds of fishponds in Waikĩkĩ. The fishponds were controlled by the chiefs, but maintained by the commoners. The fish grown in the ponds were mostly ‘ama’ama (or mullet) and awa (milkfish), both of which adapted . . . — Map (db m73113) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Kawaiaha‘o Landmark|
|William Charles Lunalilo was the kingdom’s sixth
monarch and proved to be very popular from the
beginning of his reign. King Kamehameha V had
preceded Lunalilo and had died without naming a successor. Therefore Lunalilo was appointed by the Legislature, but to affirm that he was the people’s choice, the newly appointed king called for a general election and was voted to the throne by his loving public. His investiture was held here at Kawaiaha‘o. He was destined to rule only a little over . . . — Map (db m13809) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Kawaiaha'o Church — (The Stone Church)|
|Built of gaint coral slabs, hewn from ocean reefs, this sanctuary became known as The Stone Church.
This structure was preceded by a succession of four thatched grass buildings which served as houses of worship until ground was broken in 1837.
The building materials of the sanctuary were not easily accessible. The huge coral slabs had to be quarried underwater, and each weighed more than 1000 pounds.
Native Hawaiians dove 10 to 20 feet to hand chisel these pieces from the reef. The . . . — Map (db m74145) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Kawaiaha'o Landmark — The water of Ha'o...|
|In the middle of an otherwise dry and barren plane, existed a sacred spring on these grounds, reserved for use by high chiefs and chiefesses only. Legend tells us that among the high ranking who enjoyed the privilege of bathing in the large circular pool was the High Chiefess Ha'o. Thus the land area near the spring came to bear her name: Ka Wai a Ha'o - The Water of Ha'o.
An original rock which was found next to the spring has been incorporated into the existing fountain which . . . — Map (db m74144) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 13 — Kawehewehe — Waikīkī Historic Trail|
|From olden times Waikīkī was viewed not only as a place of peace and hospitality, but of healing.
There was great mana (spiritual power) in Waikīkī. Powerful kahuna la‘au lapa‘au (or physicians) lived here. Throughout the 19th
century, Hawai‘i’s royalty
also came here to convalesce.
One of Waikīkī’s places of
healing was this stretch of
beach fronting the Halekulani
Hotel, called Kawehewehe
(or the removal). The sick and
the injured came to bathe in
the . . . — Map (db m13225) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — King William Charles Lunalilo — Jan. 31, 1835 – Feb. 3, 1874|
|King Kamehameha V died on December 11, 1872, without naming a successor to the throne. Prince William Charles Lunalilo was the highest ranking Chief at that time. Instead of claiming his birthright to the throne, he wanted the people to choose their next ruler in a democratic way. Lunalilo requested a special election which pitted him against David Kalakaua, a High Chief, but not of the Kamehameha line. Seven days later on January 8, 1873, an entire city cheered as the Legislature proclaimed . . . — Map (db m13788) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Kuroda Field|
|Named in honor of Staff Sergeant Robert T. Kuroda, 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
On 20 October 1944, during the battle of Bruyeres, France, Sergeant Kuroda led his squad in an attack against a strongly defended enemy position. He deployed his squad to cover his advance and personally destroyed two enemy gun positions before being struck by an enemy bullet. Sergeant Kuroda was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
Fort DeRussy was the home of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd . . . — Map (db m13256) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — National Soaring Museum|
|An International Soaring Record was established here on December 18, 1931. William A. Cocke Jr. remained aloft in a glider called the Nighthawk for 21 hours 34 minutes. A new U.S. and World Endurance Record for motorless fight.
Cocke’s Nighthawk launched from the John Galt Gliderport, located a short distance northeast of the marker.
Illuminating the path for Cocke and his Nighthawk along the cliff face during the night was the U.S. Army’s 64th Coast Artillery Battery.
This . . . — Map (db m73556) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Pali Road|
|Constructed in 1897 and opened for the public traffic in 1898. The road has an average grade of eight percent and is 8800 feet long. The original survey was made by John H. Wilson under supervision of William E. Rowell Superintendent of Public Works, W.W. Bruner Highway Engineer both of the Republic of Hawaii. Completion of the job was due to the vision and ability of John H. Wilson and Louis M. Whitehouse. They did the work under contractor for the Republic of Hawaii. This tablet commemorates . . . — Map (db m73555) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Pali Road – From Trail to Highway|
|In the early 1800s, you had two choices if you wanted to travel between Honolulu and Windward O’ahu.
You could take a canoe trip around the southern end of the island or hike over the steep cliffs of the Ko’olau mountains. The pali (cliff) trail was the quickest and most direct route, but it was very steep and slippery. Hawaiians travelled the trail with ease but foreigners had a very different experience:
“The pass was almost too fearful to be enjoyed. I suffered from . . . — Map (db m73554) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Pearl Harbor Panorama-North — USS Arizona Memorial|
|From this viewpoint along the eastern shore of Pearl Harbor you can see many features associated with the 1941 Japanese attack. The photo was taken in 1991, fifty years after the bombing.
1. Attack Signal-From the cockpit of his bomber over the west coast of Oahu, Cmdr Mitsuo Fuchida gave the signal that meant war with the United States. At 7:49 a.m. he radioed his pilots, “To, to, to,” Japanese for “charge.” Although he was still twenty miles from here, he could see . . . — Map (db m71620) WM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Pearl Harbor Panorama-West — USS Arizona Memorial|
|From this viewpoint along the eastern shore of Pearl Harbor you can see many features associated with the 1941 Japanese attack. The photo was taken in 1991, fifty years after the bombing.
1. Naval Station Signal Tower-From the top of this water tower the U.S. Navy directed vessels in and out of the harbor in 1941. The tower is still in use today. (Inscription below the photo) The Naval signal tower is the center one in this photo taken December 7, 1941, from the Marine Barracks parade . . . — Map (db m71619) WM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 4 — Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana’ole — 1871-1922|
|Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana’ole, the son of High Chiefess Kekaulike Kinoiki II and High Chief David Kahalepouli Pi’ikoi, was born on March 26, 1871 at Ho’ai, Kaua’i. His mother died soon after his birth and he and his two older brothers were hanai by his mother’s sister Kapi’olani and her husband David Kalakaua. When Kalakaua ascended the throne of the Kingdom of Hawai’I in 1874, he gave each of the boys the title of prince. The Monarchy was overthrown in 1893. In 1902, Prince Kuhio was . . . — Map (db m73117) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Rainbow Mural|
|This Rainbow Mural, tallest in the world, 286 feet high, 26 feet wide, comprises 8,046 pieces of hand-painted ceramic tile created for the Hilton Tower by Millard Sheets. Dedicated by Conrad N. Hilton and Fritz B. Burns. November 8, 1968. — Map (db m19077) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Rainbow Tower & Hilton Lagoon — Waikīkī Historic Trail|
|The legendary surfer Duke Kahanamoku often strolled the sands of Waikīkī Beach fronting what is now Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa, 1959.
In ancient times, the coastal plain where you now stand was known as Kālia. Water from the Ko‘olau Mountains flowed in streams into the ocean through what is now world-famous Waikiki Beach. The Kālia area was served by the Pi‘inaio Stream and several freshwater springs. Early Hawaiian farmers developed complex . . . — Map (db m13082) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Reverend James Kekela — Kekela O Ka Lani|
|Born in 1824 at Mokuleia Oahu
Educated by James Hunnewell at Lahainaluna
First Hawaiian Christian Minister
Ordained at Kahuku December 21 1849
In 1853 he went as a pioneer missionary to
the Marquesas Islands where for 49 years
he exercised a remarkable influence against
cannibalism and tribal warfare
a true spiritual guide
In 1864 he was signally rewarded by
for rescuing an American Seaman from cannibals
Died in . . . — Map (db m74147) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Sunday Morning — USS Arizona Memorial|
|December 7, 1941, at Pearl Harbor began routinely. Sailors and marines turned out for church services, morning colors, and chow. They looked forward to off-duty time for recreation, letter-writing, or sleep. It was Sunday in the peacetime Navy.
The Navy was preparing for war at sea, but not for a massive air attack.
Unknown to the Americans, more than 350 Japanese planes were headed this way from aircraft carriers north of the island, while Japanese midget submarines probed harbor . . . — Map (db m71617) WM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 19 — The Ala Wai Canal — Waikīkī Historic Trail|
|Ala Wai (freshwater way) Canal was
at the heart of the Waikīkī Reclamation Project launched in the early 1900s “to
reclaim an unsanitary and most unsightly portion of the city.” The duck farms and the millions of mosquitoes that stagnant ponds
bred were the culprits. Residents complained, the Territorial government responded, and work began in
1922. With the canal’s completion in 1928, the taro and rice fields, the fish and duck ponds, all vanished. The reclaimed acres . . . — Map (db m13196) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 1 — The Beaches of Waikiki — Waikiki Historic Trail|
|Princess Lili’uokalani enjoyed spending time with Robert Louis Stevenson on Waikiki in “earnest conversation”, Feb 3, 1889
This section of Waikikik Beach contains four distinct areas: Outrigger Canoe Club, San Souci, Kapi’olani Park and Queen’s Surf. The Outrigger Canoe Club Beach fronts the Club, which was founded in 1908 to revive surfing and canoe paddling, and to promote other sports and activities. Sans Souci (from the French “without care”) takes its name from . . . — Map (db m73122) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 10 — The First Lady of Waikiki|
|The Moana Hotel opened on March 11, 1901 as Waikiki’s first hotel. Affectionately called “The First Lady of Waikiki,” this iconic resort embraces true Hawaiin hospitality. Walter Chamberlain Peacock, the original owner of the Moana Hotel, opened its elegant doors to the public offering 75 rooms at a costly $1.50 per night. The Lucas Brothers, known for their magnificent construction of Iolani Palace, were hired as contractors.
One of the many memories the Moana Surfrider . . . — Map (db m73114) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — The Honolulu Memorial at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific|
|In these gardens are recorded
the names of Americans
who gave their lives
in the Service of their Country
and whose earthly resting place
is known only to God
*Indicates Medal Of Honor Award — Map (db m4504) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 6 — The Stones Of Life — Na Pohaku Ola Kapaemahu A Kapunt|
|Legend says these stones are the living legacy of four powerful Tahitian healers who once resided near this site at a place called Ulukon. From the court of the Tahitian chief, the names of the four were Kapaemahu, Kapuani, Kinohi, and Kahaloa. They came from Moaulanuiakea on the island of Raiatea long before the reign of Kakuhihewa, beloved O’ahu chief during the 1500’s.
The fame of the healers spread as they traveled throughout the islands administering their miraculous cures. When it . . . — Map (db m73116) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — The Story of Kālia — Waikīkī Historic Trail|
|Chief Ma‘likūkāhi, who reigned over the island of Oahu in the mid-1400s, resided in Waikīkī and used it as his seat of government. He was greatly loved by his subjects who enjoyed unprecedented peace and prosperity. Ali‘i (royalty) from all points came to Waikīkī to enjoy surfing, sporting games, hula, and other entertainment. The maka‘āinana (common people) living in Kālia gladly supplied their chiefs with the fruits of their labor. The sharing of food . . . — Map (db m13200) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor|
|U.S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor
has been designated a
Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
this site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating and illustrating
the history of the United States
U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1964 — Map (db m4526) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — U.S.S. Arizona|
|At 0755, 7 December 1941,
near this spot at Berth Fox 7
The USS Arizona
was hit by one torpedo and approximately
seven bombs. One bomb went down the stack and another penetrated the black powder magazines. The sunken ship remains the tomb of nine hundred men.
The USS Vestal was moored alongside the Arizona but got underway and was beached on Aiea Shoal after having been struck by two fifteen inch armor-piercing projectile type bombs. — Map (db m73902) HM WM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — U.S.S. Arizona Memorial — War Memorial of the Pacific Pearl Harbor, Hawaii|
| At the right of entrance:
"...in honor and in commemoration of the members of the Armed Forces of the United States who gave their lives to their country during the attack of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941." Public Law 87-201
Construction Authorized by 85th Congress
Approved March 15, 1958
Dwight D. Eisenhower
by 87th Congress
Approved Setember 6, 1961
John F. Kennedy
In addition to $150,000 in . . . — Map (db m73230) WM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — USS Arizona Memorial|
|In reverent recognition of divine guidance
and - to the eternal memory of those who
gave their last full measure of devotion
to their country this monument is
dedicated - humbly to their sacrifice in
defending our freedom.
Erected by the
Navy Club of the United States of America
A Naval veterans organization
7 December 1955. — Map (db m60157) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — USS Utah Memorial|
|Near this spot, at Berth Fox 11
on the morning of 7 December 1941,
the USS Utah was struck on the portside
with what is believed to have been
three aerial torpedoes and was sunk.
She was subsequently rolled over
to clear the channel but was
left on the bottom. — Map (db m60044) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — USS Utah Memorial|
|This memorial was officially authorized by the 91st Congress of the United States of America on 14 October 1970. Its construction was made possible by Congressional appropriation and by the generous contributions of many individuals and organizations devoted to the preservation of heroic memories.
Dedicated Memorial Day 1972
Constructed under the direction of the U.S. Navy.
Secretary: John M. Chaffee
Commander-In-Chief Pacific Fleet -
Admiral B.A. Clarey, USN •
Commandants . . . — Map (db m60071) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — USS Utah Memorial — World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument|
|In the waters ahead lie the mostly submerged remains of USS Utah, a former battleship used for target and gunnery training. Two torpedoes struck the Utah as the Pearl Harbor attack began on December 7, 1941. The ship capsized, trapping dozens of men inside. They included Medal of Honor recipient Chief Watertender Peter Tomich, who stayed at his post to make sure the ship's boilers were secured and all fireroom personnel had left their stations.
Efforts to raise the ship . . . — Map (db m60161) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — USS West Virginia Memorial|
|At 0758, 7 December 1941,
near this spot at Bert Fox 6
the USS West Virginia
moored outboard the USS Tennessee
was damaged and sunk by enemy bombs and torpedoes.
As the West Virginia settled to the bottom
she forced the Tennessee against the quay
causing hull damage. The Tennessee also
was struck by two armor-piercing bombs,
and was severely burned by oil fires
on the water, which spread from the
Arizona nearby at Berth Fox 7. — Map (db m60158) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Victoria Kawekiu F Lunalilo Kalaninuiahilapalapu Ka’iulani Cleghorn — 1875-1899|
|Born to Chiefess Miriam Kapili Likelike (sister to King Kalākaua and Queen Lili’uokalani) and Governor Archibald Scott Cleghorn. She was the only child born to the last ruling dynasty of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
Princess Ka’iulani and her parents lived in Waikīkī and created a tropical garden estate, in the area around this statue, known as ’Āinahau—Land of the Hau Tree. Ka’iulani’s favorite flower was the Chinese Jasmine, which grew wild in the gardens and was . . . — Map (db m73229) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 2 — Waikiki — Waikiki Historic Trail|
|Waikiki means “spouting water” because it was a vast marshland fed by many streams. You are in fact standing on what was the mouth of an old stream, the Kuekaunahi. From ancient times Waikiki has been a popular surfing spot which is one of the reasons why the chiefs made their homes and headquarters here for hundreds of years. Though it’s been called “the sport of kings,” everyone surfed. Surf spots had their special names and the most famous in Waikiki was Kalehuawehe . . . — Map (db m73119) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Pearl Harbor — U. S. S. Missouri — Instrument of Surrender, WWII|
|The instrument of surrender terminating the Second World War was signed on this ship, 2 September 1945 east longitude date while she lay at anchor in Tokyo Bay.
The Allied representatives were • General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, The Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers • Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, United States of America • General Hsu Yung-Ch’ang, Republic of China • Admiral Sir Bruce A Fraser, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland • Lieutenant General Kuzma . . . — Map (db m49677) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Waikiki — “Brothers in Valor” Memorial — Fort DeRussy, Oahu, Hawaii|
|Honoring the World War II Veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate), the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the Military Intelligence Service, and the 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion.
“Veterans who served in these units, which are deeply rooted to Hawaii, have rendered significant service to their nation, often with great sacrifice.” —Lt. General Robert L. Ord, III, Commander, U.S. Army, Pacific. November 1995.
100th Infantry Battalion (Separate), . . . — Map (db m26939) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Waikiki — King David Kalākaua — 1836–1891|
| (tablet on back of base)
David Kalākaua was born on November 16, 1836. He succeeded to the throne on February 12, 1874, and ruled with his queen, Kapi‘olani. King Kalākaua was the catalyst for the revival and flowering of Hawaiian intellectual and artistic traditions that took place in the last quarter of the 19th century.
He was an accomplished musician and, among other chants and songs, composed he words of “Hawai‘i Pono’i,” now the State of Hawaii’s . . . — Map (db m13586) HM|
|Hawaii (Honolulu County), Waikiki — Mahiole — (Helmet)|
|Ancient Hawaii was governed by a sharply defined caste system. The kings were the highest authority. Chiefs, or Alii, ruled over sections of the land at the pleasure of the kings. At times there was a king for each of the major islands in the Hawaiian chain.
Wars were frequent among the ancient Hawaiians. A king might attack the people of another island—or a chief might attack the village of a rival chief. Battles consisted largely of hand to hand combat using spears, clubs and . . . — Map (db m75626) HM|