I so look forward every year to assisting with setup on the Friday and then enjoying the festival as a spectator.
When I try to explain to friends or other attendees how much pride and happiness I experience each year, I have trouble holding back my emotions.
Friends of Iolani Palace, Pasha Hawai’i Transport Lines, Cadinha and Company, Ironworkers Union, Local 625 and Ironworkers Union, Local 625 Stabilization Fund, Laborer’s International Union of North America, Local 368, KINE Radio/Summit Media Corporation and Urgent Care Hawaii. It settled gracefully into its new venue and once again, for my 33rd year, I have witnessed the beauty and love and intensity of a cherished tradition.
I was amazed at how just a few adjustments made the perfect setting this year in our new venue.
Every year as summer arrives I anticipate these two days in July.
I pray that the good Lord will bless me with many more years of service.Then for me to return to PLHF this year and witness the bestowing of the Malia Kau Award to Nalani Kanako’ole and Pualani Kanaka’ole Kanahele for their contributions to perpetuating hula traditions through their hālau was without a doubt a full circle experience.This is a good example why I don’t intend to stop attending PLHF yearly.This is a mahalo for all the Hālau who were extraordinary this year in their performances.Their dedications to your theme, Ka Hanohano O Kamehameha, in the dance brought smiles and tears of joy.