Will 2013 be the year, Natatorium friends?

Happy New Year, Natatorium friends and supporters! Like you, we hope 2013 will be another year of great progress in the effort to renew and reopen the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium. Throughout the year, we’ll keep you up to date on the latest news and on what you can do to help.

Natatorium New Year reading!

To start the year, we want to share with you this story from the Hawaii Marine newspaper at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

Kristen Wong of the base Public Affairs Office did a great job of explaining for her Marine readers what the Natatorium is, why it’s important to veterans and the military, and how the Friends of the Natatorium have been working for restoration.

Mahalo, Kristen and Hawaii Marine!

And to everyone, Hau’oli Makahiki Hou, and we wish you a wonderful, satisfying and successful 2013!

Categories: News coverage and Uncategorized.


  1. Cory

    Mayor Caldwell wants the Natatorium torn down…that’s what today’s 1/22/13 KITV story explains. This can’t be allowed to happen. Why could he be allowed to destroy and teardown a WWI War Memeorial that’s on the National Registry of Historic Preservation for iconic structures/buildings? Are War Memorials torn down in the USA that are built to honor the sacrafices that all have made? History of Duke Kahanamoku winning Olympic gold medals in swimming 90 years ago, as well as the inaugural opening symbolisim of the Natatorium on his birthday/opening in 1927 will be lost. This beautiful Art Deco structure and swimming pool should be restored to its former glory, and then kick the mayor out of office for his lack of decency and disrespectful actions on this shameful proposal that will demolish a piece of our local history.