Monthly Archives November 2018

Action Alert: Send a Letter Now to Support Honolulu’s New Plan for the Natatorium

You’ve heard the good news: The City and County of Honolulu is now proposing a plan to preserve, repair and reopen the War Memorial Natatorium in Waikiki! The city’s recently released draft environmental impact statement chooses the so-called perimeter deck option for resolving the long, long, far-too-long stalemate on the Natatorium’s future. Thank you for making this happen! You Natatorium supporters have made your voices heard at every step in this process. Thanks to you, we’ve taken a fabulous leap forward. But we still need your help. We need you to write again. Please submit your comments to the city
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Categories: Environmental Impact Study, Friends of the Natatorium, and National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Join us! 100th anniversary of the end of World War I; observances at the Natatorium

Six merchant mariners killed in a submarine attack on the S.S. Aztec. The Hawaii Naval Militia deployed on the U.S.S. St. Louis for convoy duty in the Atlantic. More than 5,500 soldiers readied for war in what is still the largest mobilization in Hawaii National Guard history. Red Cross ambulance drivers in France. Sweater-knitting schoolkids and firefighters. Bandage rollers in the Iolani Palace throne room. Liberty Bond buyers. In all, more than 10,000 men and women from Hawaii volunteered for service in World War I. At least 101 of them died. And many, many more served in one way or
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Categories: Events, Friends of the Natatorium, History, Veterans, and Veterans Day.