Lanatila! 1893.

Beautiful flag story, 1893.


On Thursday afternoon of this last week, Hon. C. W. Ashford raised a Hawaiian Flag hand sewn by some Hawaiian Ladies, whose length was 21 feet and width was perhaps 10 feet.

Before the raising of this flag upon a new Flag Pole built ___ feet tall, his children were called, whose ages are between ___ and ___, to name this Flag Pole and the Flag; when they were asked: What is the name of this Flag Pole and this Flag? They answered together, “Lanatila [Victory];” it was then that the beautiful Flag of Hawaii rose and fluttered in the beloved soft gentle breeze of the motherland; that Flag waves continuously upon this Flag Pole everyday. These are true Hawaiians who have done this first, it is in the uplands of Kalihi past Kamehameha School.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 5/1/1893, p. 3)


Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 695, Aoao 3. Mei 1, 1893.