Remembering, 1909.

PARADE COMMEMORATED ON MEMORIAL DAY

Because Memorial Day [ka la Lu Pua] fell on this Sunday, therefore the parade was postponed until the following Monday; there were not that many people who went to watch the events of the day.

If this Monday was the actual Memorial Day, then there would have been a lot of spectators; such as by strewing flowers on graves and then return and watch the parade as they marched up for Maemae Cemetery.

There were however soldiers marching on the streets of this town, and they were glorious to witness, like they were warriors going forth to the battlefield.

Right after nine o’clock on Monday morning, the armed forces gathered on Beritania Street, and at ten o’clock, the parade marched on Alakea Street until King Street, and marched down Fort Street, and from there until School Street, went down until Nuuanu Street, and went straight up until the cemetery of Maemae.

The parade was lead by the mounted police, and after them were the Marines, the soldiers from Hawaii nei, who were followed by the Band, and Kamehameha School was the end.

THE BOYS OF KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOL IN THE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE.

When they reached up at the cemetery, the usual commemoration was held at the remains of the warriors who participated in the war, and appropriate songs were offered along with a speech prepared for the day, and then everyone turned back towards town.

A majority of the businesses were closed to commemorate that day, and there were just a few businesses that worked that day, and there were no amusements specifically set aside for the public to pass their time on that day.

(Kuokoa, 6/4/1909, p. 1)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVI, Helu 23, Aoao 1. Iune 4, 1909.

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