“America’s symbol of freedom – its flag - is changed today. It is different because of us in Hawaii. Today Hawaii’s star is set in the firmament for the first time, and for all time. There is something special about our star. It stands for a state where peoples of every nationality and culture have learned to live in harmony with each other.” ~ Excerpted from Governor Quinn’s Address at the Iolani Palace flag-raising on July 4, 1960, attended by 10,000 people.
History Education Hawaii extends its aloha and best wishes to our friends and partners nationwide for a safe and celebratory Independence Day holiday.
Our office will be closed throughout the weekend. We will reopen on Tuesday, July 5.