2017-06-11 – Lei Draping

2017-06-11 – Hundreds gathered at the U.S. Capitol to celebrate King Kamehameha.

The annual Kamehameha Lei draping was held on Sunday, June 11, 2017 in the Emancipation Hall of the US Capitol building. King Kamehameha Day is a day set aside to celebrate the uniting of the Hawaiian islands and is held on the same day as the celebration in Hawaii. In addition to honoring King Kamehameha the First, we also honor Saint Joseph Damien de Veuster with leis, whose statue is present in Statuary Hall in our U.S. Capitol. 




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