“Tomorrow, go out and perpetuate the Hawaiian culture; stand up for what is right; and use your mana’o to make things better,” said Maxwell’s namesake and son, Charles Maxwell Jr., offered the eulogy and some words he thought his father would want us to know.
More than 40 canoes formed a circle around a double-hulled canoe carrying family members of Gonzales today. While on the water, paddlers prayed together and sang Hawaii Aloha. Flowers were also dropped from a helicopter in his memory.
The Maui Interscholastic League regatta planned for Saturday, January 7, 2012, has been relocated from Kihei to Lahaina in honor of the late William Kalanikai Gonzales. Gonzales was fatally injured on Thursday, December 29, by a recreational motor boat while preparing regatta lanes in Lahaina.
Governor Linda Lingle has ordered the Hawaii State flag at state and county buildings throughout Hawaii to fly at half-staff on Sunday, July 19, 2009, from sunrise to sunset, in honor of former State Senator Henry T. “Hank” Takitani who died earlier this month. The Governor’s proclamation also encourages residents to display the state flag […]