Friday, January 18, 2013

Flashback Friday: Hawaii Statehood

We just got back from Maui last night and while I'm still busy unpacking and getting back in the routine, I still wanted to leave you guys with a little something for Flashback Friday.

If you're ever passing through the Kahului Airport in Maui, there is a wonderful Road to Statehood display that went up in 2009 in celebration of Hawaii's 50th anniversary. It is located near gate 17 and is in a part of the airport you should pass right by while catching most flights to the mainland.

The Road to Statehood display at OGG
Most of the 50th anniversary celebration has died down since August 21st, 2009 (even the special hawaii.gov/statehood website has sadly been down for a while now), but it is nice that the airport authority left this for people to continue to enjoy.


If you are interested in learning more and aren't passing through the islands any time soon, there is a timeline very similar to the one in the airport online at http://statehoodhawaii.org/hist/sctl.html.

On a more personal note, my family has been in the islands for almost as long. My grandma first visited in 1958 and moved there shortly thereafter to start a new life and the family-owned business we operate today. She is 98 and still lives on Maui.

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