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To:  U.S. Congress, Hawaii City Concil, Honolulu City Concil, City & County of Honolulu, State of Hawai'i, Office of the City Auditor, Kawaiaha'o Church kahu, USA, Japan, Hawai'i residents


Located in the heart of Honolulu, Hawai'i; Kawaiaha'o Church was built in 1836 - 1842.
The foundation of the Kawaiaha'o Church is made from around 14,000 lbs. of offshore reef coral rock, by the people that were laid to rest in the churchyard next to the church. The architect during the time was Hiram Bingham.
Amongst the churchyard's buried, is a crypt of one of Hawaii's own Royal Monarchs, King Lunalilo. He was laid to rest there, due to his request of being near his own mother, whom is laid to rest in the churchyard.

During the years of the mid 1800s to the late 1800s, many of the Native Hawaiian chiefs, the Native Hawaiian Royal Monarchs, and their families have attended the Kawaiaha'o Congregational Church's religious services, which were spoken in the Native Hawaiian language.
Today, Native Hawaiian is still spoken in the religious services held at the Kawaiaha'o Church.

On December 29, 1962; Kawaiaha'o Church became a U.S. NHL (National Historic Landmark).
On October 15, 1966; Kawaiaha'o Church also became a U.S. NRHP (National register of Historic places).

However, in 2006, there was a public board meeting held in Honolulu, Hawai'i; regarding a land development proposal for a wedding reception area to be built over the churchyard / graveyard, dismantling and relocating the remains in an undisclosed area.
Since then, many Native Hawaiian protests and injunctions have been filed to stop the Hawai'i state decision.
To this day, this is still an ongoing issue.

On February 14, 2011 (Valentine's Day), the construction crews proceeded with the start of the removal.

Many tourists, Hawai'i residents, and bridal services are not aware of this issue, due to the rise of the current church greed to host more weddings;
thus disrespecting the buried, whom helped build the now Historic Kawaiaha'o Church.

For years, the descendents of the buried, have visited their ancestors buried there, to pay their respect.

The issue regarding the Historical Kawaiaha'o Church is;
If you were buried there, and helped with building a beautifully and well constructed church with your own bare hands and sweat, would you want your original resting ground to have a wedding reception to be built over?

Please STOP the excavating of the deceased hardworkers, whom were honored to be buried in the Kawaiaha'o Church's churchyard.
They are the foundation in building the now Historical site of Kawaiaha'o Church.

"U'i ka mana'o, Maika'i ke Aloha."
Translation: "Thinking is beautiful, LOVE is Good."


The Undersigned



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The Save Kawaiaha'o Churchyard Petition to U.S. Congress, Hawaii City Concil, Honolulu City Concil, City & County of Honolulu, State of Hawai'i, Office of the City Auditor, Kawaiaha'o Church kahu, USA, Japan, Hawai'i residents was created by and written by Christie Ku'ulei Gora (savekawaiahao@ymail.com).  This petition is hosted here at www.PetitionOnline.com as a public service. There is no endorsement of this petition, express or implied, by Artifice, Inc. or our sponsors. For technical support please use our simple Petition Help form.


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