Commemorating Hawaii’s role in WWI, 1919.

THIS IS THE STATUE SCULPTED BY BURNHAM TO COMMEMORATE THE MILITARY SERVICE OF HAWAIIANS IN THE WAR.

In the middle is the commemorative statue for Hawaii’s part it took in the war that was sculpted by the sculptor Roger Noble Burnham. This is that statue that is intended to be placed outside of Kapiolani Park in the area set aside for it by the legislature.

This is the Memorial that Hawaii wanted to stand for all times, something for the people to look upon. On one side of the sculpture is a war leader, and on the other side, a Hawaiian girl. Beneath this is a soldier on one side and a sailor on the other side.

(Kuokoa, 5/16/1919, p. 1)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 20, Aoao 1. Mei 16, 1919.

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2 thoughts on “Commemorating Hawaii’s role in WWI, 1919.

  1. No such statue was ever erected, in Kapiolani Park or elsewhere in Hawaii. The actual World War I memorial, of course, is the Waikiki Natatorium, which was opened in 1927. That’s ten years after the USA entered WWI. I’ve never seen anything about the monument described in this article. It looks very melodramatic.

  2. Now we see that the English version of this article correctly states that this was only a proposal for a monument, not that it actually was “sculpted”.

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