Sunday, December 4, 2016

La'ie Finding Refuge From the Storm: Pearl Harbor and Beyond

As part of my service at the Polynesian Cultural Center, I write blogs for the website. This helps to preserve culture and history. It also brings people to the website, which is a great thing. We want the world to know about the Polynesian Cultural Center and the wonderful island nations we celebrate.

My latest series of blogs have been a particular honor to put together - as it led me to meet and work with three wonderful kupunas (honored elders) of our town. In honor of December 7th's remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, I'd like to share these short stories with you - my friends and family. I hope you gain some wisdom, both of the effect and fortitude experienced by our islanders back in 1941, and the beauty of family, faith and sacrifice told in these stories...... Just click on the first link to start reading.

God Bless America!

In  remembrance of the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the start of World War II, we hope you enjoy this 3 part series describing the events of December 7, 1941 and the ensuring war years from the eyes of three local La’ie/Hau’ula residents, Gladys Ahuna, Joseph Ah Quin and Laverne Pukahi.
SEGMENT ONE: La'ie Finding Refuge From the Storm -
SEGMENT TWO: La'ie Under Martial Law; The Military Takes Charge -
SEGMENT THREE: Mixing It Up in La'ie -
We are proud to share their memories and to honor the brave soldiers and citizens of Hawaii, as they faced war in their own backyard.

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