Monthly Archives November 2019

Support the work of the Friends of the Natatorium. Mahalo!

Happy Thanksgiving! The Friends are truly grateful for your ongoing support of our work for the War Memorial Natatorium in Waikiki. We come to you now asking for your continued help. Earlier this month, the 23rd annual Veterans Day observance at the Natatorium celebrated Hawaii’s ex-service members living and dead, including, as you see in the photo, many members of Oahu veteran biking clubs. Just days before, the City and County of Honolulu released its environmental impact statement on the Natatorium, opting for preservation of Hawaii’s official state World War I memorial. The study began several years ago with the
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Categories: Friends of the Natatorium and Support.

Mahalo, Natatorium supporters!

A note from Mo Radke, president of the Friends of the Natatorium Dear Friends, After years of study, the City and County of Honolulu has issued its final environmental impact statement on the Natatorium. And the news is terrific! The final document confirms the conclusions of the draft EIS: Honolulu should rehabilitate the War Memorial Natatorium and reopen it as a public swimming venue. The city said it now proposes to repair the memorial by pursuing the so-called perimeter deck option, retaining “as much of the physical structure that defines the historic integrity of the Natatorium as possible.” The perimeter
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Categories: Environmental Impact Study, Friends of the Natatorium, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Statement.

Honor our Veterans at the Natatorium, 11 a.m. on Monday — Veterans Day

On Nov. 11, 1918, Germany and the Allies signed an Armistice. The guns of World War I’s Western Front finally fell silent. After more than four years, the so-called Great War – in which an estimated 15 million to 18 million people died – was essentially over. It was 101 years ago this Monday. Observe Veterans Day at the Natatorium We in the United States now observe Veterans Day each Nov. 11, paying tribute – as well we should – to all those who have served our nation in uniform, both in war and in peace. But the remembrance of
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Categories: Friends of the Natatorium, History, Veterans, and Veterans Day.