PHOTOS: U.S. Capitol Kamehameha Day Ceremony Arrives Early
A little early, some may say, but the United States Capitol celebrated King Kamehameha Day a few weeks ahead to coincide with the Hokulea’s Washington stop.
Senator Brian Schatz was at the ceremony, joining the Polynesian Voyaging Society, the Hawai’i State Society, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, members of the Hawai’i Congressional Delegation, and Hawai’i and Washington community leaders.
The lei draping took place on Sunday. Senator Schatz presented a lei and spoke at the gathering, which takes place annually.