DeCoite said, “This is a bittersweet day for me and my family. I know I have some big shoes to fill. I am grateful for having the opportunity to get to know Rep. Carroll. She was my representative, my friend, and she was my family.”
The area once served as a fishing settlement, which surrounded the present day Kalama Beach Park, to the mauka Kamaʻole Ranch land that was sold to finance the Chinese revolution led by Dr. Sun Yat Sen.
President Barack Obama will designate the Honouliuli Internment Camp as a National Monument. The news was confirmed by the White House this week, and is one of three sites in the nation identified as new National Monuments.