ALOHA FOR REMEMBERING.
Yes, our hearts are awed and deeply moved seeing the beloved assistance of the patients of Kalaupapa for the Delegates of the lahui. This is a great gift for us for it arrived like manna from heaven; the little amount that they sent is far greater than the thousands and hundreds from those who are prosperous. For their living is not in luxury, nor in joy, but in constant grief, sorrow, and anguish. And as there was encouragement to all Patriots urging them to give assistance to our Delegates, a feeling of excitement awoke in the minds of these frail ones to give aloha to their fellow men who are tirelessly working in the fury of Washington for the rights of the land, the people, and the monarchy of Hawaii.
‘Tis true, they rose up in unity to give assistance indeed with hearts full of affection for their fellow man, and they sent forth olive leaves of aloha, with their prayer, “Here is our gift of aloha travelling the sea to reach you, and may you send it off to Washington.” How glorious is the aloha of those people; and we return upon them our great appreciation. Aloha no.
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(Aloha Aina, 2/26/1898, p. 2)