Gift from Liliuokalani to the soldiers of Leilehua, 1912.

BRONZE VASE, A GIFT BY THE QUEEN

The gift of Queen Liliuokalani, given to decorate the interior of the new church of the soldiers of Leilehua, were some bronze flower vases to be always stood upon the pulpit. On the morning of this past Saturday, she told of her interest in presenting the vases, and signed her own name on the paper with the words to be inscribed upon those vases.

On that morning the Chaplain, Major Pruden came before her, the one who worked at getting a church built there, and it took over a year to build. Sometime earlier, they vases were ordered, and here they now are ready to inscribe the name of the Queen. The Queen is overjoyed at the building of a chapel at the military base at Leilehua, and she expressed her desire to go in person to Leilehua when the church is consecrated, when the vases shall be placed upon the pulpit for all times. The date of the consecration of the church is almost two months from now.

Here below are the words inscribed upon the flower vases:

The Armed Forces at Leilehua, H. T.,
By Her Highness, Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii.

[I wonder where these are today!]

(Kuokoa, 8/9/1912, p. 6)

HE IPU PUA KELEAWE KA KA MOIWAHINE MAKANA

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 32, Aoao 6. Augate 9, 1912.