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Procession Commemorates Life of Kamehameha the Great

June 11, 2014, 7:51 AM HST
* Updated June 11, 9:35 AM
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Members of the Royal Order of Kamehameha, Kahekili Chapter from Maui host an annual procession down Kaʻahumanu Avenue in Kahului to commemorate and honor the King who unified the Hawaiian Islands under one rule.  The organization will be joined by members of other royal societies and community groups on the island. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Members of the Royal Order of Kamehameha, Kahekili Chapter from Maui host an annual procession down Kaʻahumanu Avenue in Kahului to commemorate and honor the King who unified the Hawaiian Islands under one rule. The organization will be joined by members of other royal societies and community groups on the island. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

***For a complete album from today’s procession, visit our our Maui Now Facebook Page.

The Royal Order of Kamehameha I – Kahekili Chapter on Maui commemorates the life of Kamehameha the Great in procession in Kahului today.

The procession begins at 9 a.m., starting at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College, and concludes at Hoaloha Park.

The event honors Kamehameha the Great who is credited with the unification of islands under one rule.

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A separate, celebratory, Pa’u Parade and Ho’olaulea honoring the Kamehameha line will take place this Saturday in West Maui.

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The event Ho’olaulea begins at 9 am. at two locations–Kamehameha Iki Park and at Keawaiki at the Lahaina Banyan Tree Park.

The parade starts at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday at the Front and Kenui Street intersection.

Kamehameha Day, June 11, 2014. By Wendy Osher.

Kamehameha Day, June 11, 2014. By Wendy Osher.

Kamehameha Day, June 11, 2014. By Wendy Osher.

Kamehameha Day, June 11, 2014. By Wendy Osher.

Kamehameha Day, June 11, 2014. By Wendy Osher.

Kamehameha Day, June 11, 2014. By Wendy Osher.

Kamehameha Day, June 11, 2014. By Wendy Osher.

Kamehameha Day, June 11, 2014. By Wendy Osher.

Kamehameha Day, June 11, 2014. By Wendy Osher.

Kamehameha Day, June 11, 2014. By Wendy Osher.

Kamehameha Day, June 11, 2014. By Wendy Osher.

Kamehameha Day, June 11, 2014. By Wendy Osher.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

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