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The Kalawao coastline where many of the inhabitants of the Hansen’s disease colony were literally dropped into the ocean and told to swim to shore.

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Memorial Day 2003 It was a beautiful day to remember America’s heroes. Black Sheep Bruce Matheson left college December 8, 1941 to join the Marine Corps. Find out how he wound up in the South Pacific flying Corsairs in the legendary Black Sheep Squadron. Cover Story Kalaupapa, yesterday and today

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Waiting for Another Miracle A Honolulu woman says her prayers to Father Damien, the Catholic priest who gave his life to care for Hansen’s disease patients in the late 1800’s, cured her of cancer. For Damien to reach sainthood, the Vatican must agree the miraculous recovery was truly a miracle. My Life of exile in Kalaupapa Olivia Robello Breitha was sent into exile in 1937. In the new preface to her book, she explains why it’s taken so long to come home. the Beauty of Kalaupapa A photographic journey through contemporary Kalaupapa.

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editor’s page Inside the park Member spotlight New and returning members

WriTErs Ray Sandla Olivia Robello Breitha Kendall McCreary PHoTograPHy Ray Sandla Hawaii State Archives The arizona Memorial Museum association is a non-profit cooperating association of the National Park service providing funding for interpretive and educational programs at the Uss Arizona Memorial, Kalaupapa National Historical Park on Molokai, Hawaii, and War in the Pacific National Historical Park on guam. Front cover photo of St. Philomena Church by Ray Sandla Back cover photo of Kalaupapa mule trail c. 1947, Hawaii State Archives

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Letter from a friend The Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund is raising money to renovate and expand the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center and museum. Help is coming from all over the world. Dear sir,

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Kalaupapa, c. 1905. By the time author Jack London and his wife visited the settlement in 1907, Kalaupapa was a bustling village. the population had reached an all-time high of 1174 in 1890.

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alaupapa national Historical park was established in 1980 and is managed by both the national park service (nps) and the Hawaii state Department of Health. the bill which established the park, public Law 96-565, recognized the rights of the remaining population of patients to a remarkable degree. While promoting historical and archeological research and preservation, the bill guaranteed the patients individual privacy and the right to live at the settlement for as long as they wished. the arizona memorial museum association was asked by the nps to help support the park financially in 1987. Due to the restricted visitation (only 100 visitors are allowed per day) the park service felt it needed financial cooperation to help keep its educational mandate faithful to the original legislation. the relationship continues to grow. amma contributes over $50,000 annually to help maintain the wayside exhibits on the mule trail and other interpretive elements of the park. the association employs patients to operate the bookstore and is actively involved in renovating the structure. preserving and enhancing historical photographs and exhibits is also a major goal. amma has recently re-published patient Olivia robello Breitha’s memoirs and will continue to seek new outlets for the incredible stories the people have to tell. r e m e m b r a n c e

the pArK contains habitats for threatened and endangered Hawaiian plants, like the ‘awiwi (annual herb) and animals, such as the Hawaiian monk seal. the 10,000 acres include the peninsula itself and the three valleys of Waikolu, Waialeia, and Waihanau. 1,600 to 3,000 foot national natural Landmark cliffs border the valleys on three sides creating one of the most spectacular natural locations in the world. significant archeological remains date back 1,000 years and trace the history of human activity on the remote neck of land. the essential element of Kalaupapa though continues to be the people who live there. except on rare occasion, one doesn’t see much of the taciturn population. History has taught them to be wary of outsiders. Yet their spirit can be felt in every corner of the settlement. In a land without hope, they believed. In a place given up for dead, they survived. this issue of remembrance is dedicated to the courageous people of Kalaupapa.

I am an eighty year-old ex-member of the royal navy (1942-1947, now an old age pensioner, O.a.p.) my daughter paid a visit to pearl Harbour during march 2003 and went to see your uss Arizona museum. While there, she bought me a book, War in the Pacific, which was signed by the author, Jerome t. Hagen, thanking me for my service in the r.n. she also brought me some leaflets, which I found interesting. One of them was an appeal for funds for the museum with an envelope. as I live on my own (wife died 3 years ago) and live on my state pension, I just had to find twentyfive dollars to send to you. please accept the $25 (I wish it could have been more.) I still remember the attack on pearl Harbour, and I have several videos of the war in the pacific, including Tora, Tora, Tora, which I play many times. I also watched with horror the events of 9-11 as they unfolded on our tV screens. I was sick to the stomach when I saw them and was proud when the Queen ordered the american anthem to be played by the Guards Band outside the palace. We are still fighting side by side in the Gulf and I was with units of your fleet when we put the troops ashore on D-Day at normandy. I will close now and just say goodnight and God Bless america. Yours faithfully mr. Kenneth Barker West Yorkshire, England

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Civilian Pearl Harbor survivor dick rodby, who was ten in 1941, trades war stories with Adam schmolzi. Mr. rodby is now one of Adam’s pen pals. Photos courtesy of the schmolzi family

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Caroline Lim receives the employer of the year Award from state House of representatives member Lynn Finnegan.

State acknowledges blind vendor leadership Citing a strong commitment to the blind and visually impaired community, Ho‘opono, the Vocational rehabilitation Division of the state of Hawaii Department of Human services, presented its prestigious “employer of the Year” award to the Arizona memorial’s Caroline Lim. “I want to thank Ho‘opono for what they’ve done for me,” said ms. Lim. “they gave me an opportunity to become independent and self-sufficient.” the food concession at the memorial employs 10-15 visual and hearing impaired individuals. ms. Lim hires

people that might normally have a hard time finding work. “this way I can help others with disabilities who are at a disadvantage when it comes to employment.” “When I got my blindness, I was in my 50’s already. I couldn’t get into any other field. Ho‘opono trained me and helped me get the job out here.” Ho‘opono, Hawaiian for “to make things right,” offers vocational training and employment opportunities through its Blind Vendor program.

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he following are two letters from the schmolzi family of sedalia, missouri to civilian pearl Harbor survivor mr. Dick rodby. the schmolzi’s son, adam, has cystic fibrosis, a disease that causes life-threatening lung infections. When the Dream Factory, a missouri organization specializing in granting wishes to seriously ill children, found out he was a pearl Harbor history buff, adam was on his way to realizing a dream. mr. rodby gave adam a personalized tour of the park and later sent him a book signed by all the pearl Harbor survivors who work at the memorial. the schmolzi’s visited the uss Arizona memorial and other pearl Harbor sites in early may.

Dear Mr. Rodby, How are you? I got the package you sent me. Thank you! I like to read the book in the car and while I am doing my treatments. I have watched the movie 6 times. Would you write to me!? We can be pen pals. With Aloha, Adam Dear Mr. Rodby, I can’t tell you haw much that wonderful package meant to Adam. He was so thrilled... For you to remember us, and to go through the trouble of getting everyone to sign the book, well it really touched our hearts. Adam has asked numerous questions about you and has wondered what it must have been like for you the morning of December 7. We went back to the Arizona a few days later.

Park service ranger Beau Maddox helps Adam raise the flag at the Uss Arizona Memorial Visitor Center.

Adam wanted to see it one last time. He brought a lei and said a prayer before letting it go over the Arizona. It was a beautiful, emotional trip for all of us. Meeting you and the others at Pearl Harbor was an extra blessing from above. Thank you for your generosity & kindness. May God bless you and keep you safe. Love, Wendy & Russell Schmolzi

uss Arizona memorial loses a friend Historian and author wrote the definitive book on the civilian Pearl Harbor experience Lawrence rodriggs, a frequent guest and friend of the uss Arizona memorial, passed away may 14, 2003 at his home in newark, California. He was 70. mr. rodriggs’ lasting contribution to the historiography of pearl 2

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people personally affected by the attack. mr. rodriggs acknowledged the influence of his father in his pursuit of civilian stories. “I probably became more intrigued with the subject because of my father’s refusal to discuss it.” Born on maui December 27, 1932, mr. rodriggs attended st. Louis College (high school) in Honolulu and san Jose state university,

earning a public relations degree in 1958. He worked for two years at pearl Harbor and the naval reserve before joining Blue Cross of California, where he worked for 30 years. mr. rodriggs is survived by his wife Jean, two sons michael and steven, his brother Bill and six grandchildren. everyone at the uss Arizona memorial extends their sympathy to the rodriggs family.

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or those who lived it, they can never forget. For the sons, daughters, and grandchildren born since, they’ve been told to remember. Giving kids a way to relate to something that to them is ancient history, is what the Junior ranger program at the uss Arizona memorial is all about. amma education specialist Kendall mcCreary, national park service public affairs Officer Brad Baker, and illustrator alan Low have come up with an entertaining and informative way to help kids learn about the attack on pearl Harbor. Included in the Junior ranger booklet are mazes, puzzles, word games, flag identifications, and other tasks that rein-

force the things they see and hear about at the memorial. When they finish the booklet, kids are given a Junior ranger badge along with a certificate and stamp officially verifying their new status as national park service Junior rangers. the idea of a Junior ranger program is not new. national parks throughout the country have long traditions of established Junior ranger programs. However, a funded children’s program at the uss Arizona memorial presented unique challenges. How is a somber and tragic day like December 7, 1941

made relevant and memorable to kids today? By making history more appealing to children, amma and the national park service hope to foster an appreciation for the sacrifice and heroism shown that day that will live long after the visit to Hawaii is over. the arizona memorial museum association is proud to sponsor this worthwhile program and hopes all the kids that visit the memorial become Junior rangers!

Koa is the new mascot for the USS Arizona Memorial Junior Ranger program. Koa means “warrior” in Hawaiian and also stands for Knowledge Officer of the Arizona. The booklet is available for kids ages 7-12 at the Visitor Center.

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Grumman F4F-3A A detailed model of the legendary airplane ensign Jim daniels flew off the deck of the Uss Enterprise december 7, 1941 in search of the Japanese fleet. directed to land at Ford Island due to darkness, ensign daniels was the only pilot of Fighting squadron six to avoid the hail of anti-aircraft fire from jumpy Pearl Harbor defenses and land safely. Member Price $11.61 (includes s&H) regular Price $12.95

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HH-53 helicopters from Marine Air Group squadron 24 perform missing man flyover during Memorial day ceremonies

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eremonies marking memorial Day at the uss Arizona memorial Visitor Center took on a distinctive scarlet and gold air this past may as the national park service honored the united states marines Corps. uss Arizona memorial Chief Historian Daniel martinez detailed the colorful and valiant history of the corps in an introduction to keynote speaker Bruce J. matheson. General matheson, a retired marine Corps Brigadier General, described his days with the famed VmF 214 fighter squadron in the south pacific during

World War II under the leadership of major Gregory “pappy� Boyington. a rifle salute by the marine Corps rifle Detail out of Kaneohe Bay marine Corps air station was followed by a missing man Flyover executed by members of the marine air Group squadron 24. the assembled crowd remembered and honored the sacrifices made by members of the u.s. marine Corps, and all the men and women of america’s armed services, as the last, somber notes of taps echoed over the calm waters of pearl Harbor.

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The following are excerpts from a speech given by Bruce J. Matheson, a retired Marine Corps fighter pilot, on Memorial Day, 2003 at the USS Arizona Memorial this memorial is very important to me. the attack on pearl Harbor, now commemorated forever by the uss Arizona memorial, changed my life forever. It was almost exactly this time of day when the Japanese attacked pearl Harbor almost 62 years ago. It is impossible to realize what went on that day, and in that war, but I know that events like this will help to keep those memories alive in all of your hearts. On December 7, 1941, I was spending a quiet sunday afternoon with my girl friend – eventually to become my wife of 59 years – at the university of

Illinois. We were stunned by the radio announcing the Japanese attack. I left college the next morning and enlisted as a private in the marine Corps. Hundreds of thousands of college students from across the country did exactly the same thing. I arrived in the south pacific in June of 1943. I was 21 years old and a very junior second lieutenant of marines. the fighter pilot replacement pool that I joined had grown so large and the need for an “extra” fighter squadron was so great that we replacements eventually wound up as a group of 28 pilots commanded by major Gregory Boyington. We were given a number designation – VmF 214 – and after several weeks of training and flying togeth-

er we were sent up into combat. the average age of the pilots in 214 was slightly under 23. Boyington, at age 31, was considered by the rest of us to be a senior citizen. Boyington, of course, was far ahead of the rest of us in flight experience, both in terms of total hours and in combat. I can recall hanging on every word when he briefed us during training. We flew two tours of combat together in the northern solomon Islands. the first was directed against the Japanese bases in the Bougainville area. the second tour was fought in the skies above the huge Japanese installation at rabaul. During those two tours the Black sheep squadron destroyed, probably destroyed, or damaged over 200 Japanese Zero fighters. g s u m m e r

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Our skipper, Greg Boyington, was shot down on January 3, 1944 but he miraculously survived brutal treatment while a prisoner of war and he returned to a very happy Black sheep squadron welcome in October of 1945 in san Francisco. One of the reasons for our success was the wonderful F4u Corsair. most of us who became Black sheep had never flown the Corsair before we got overseas. I had never seen one. at that time the Corsair was the fastest fighter plane in the world. One of our proudest accomplishments is that we never lost a dive bomber or torpedo bomber to a Zero while they were being escorted by the Black sheep. VmF 214 was the only squadron to receive a presidential unit Citation on its own. a portion of that citation reads, “Frequently outnumbered but never outfought, marine Fighting squadron 214 achieved an outstanding combat record.” I consider myself very fortunate to have survived. On this memorial Day I pay tribute to the 12 of our Black sheep whose luck ran out in the south pacific – 60 years ago. Of the original 49 pilots from our two combat tours – 16 of us are left. the loss of a fighter pilot in the solomons was always over enemy territory. We fought as much as 200 miles from home. the loss was neither spectacular nor was it obvious. Frustratingly, almost none of our lost pilots were seen going down and therefore their situation could never be documented. there was no wreckage. there were no 8

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remains. there was nothing left of our lost Black sheep but the void that was left in our hearts. I know you are familiar with the touching poem written by John mcrae in 1915 to describe the awful beauty of the graves of the thousands of of British soldiers killed in the terrible trench warfare early in World War I. “In Flanders Fields the poppies blow. Beneath the crosses – row on row.” But fighter pilots have no Flanders Fields. they have no crosses. all they leave behind are the warm memories that are held dear by their families and their friends – like us. I can assure you that these memories are forever etched in our hearts and minds – and our lost sheep will never be forgotten. In 1976 television came calling. someone contacted Boyington and he agreed to serve as technical advisor on a tV series to be entitled – of course – Baa Baa Black sheep. Our intelligence officer, Frank Walton, was so incensed over the way the squadron’s pilots were portrayed in the tV series, that he wrote a book. In the preface, Frank wrote, “In 1976 a television show appeared entitled Baa Baa Black sheep, allegedly based on the World War II exploits of the famed VmF 214 – the Black sheep squadron of marine fighter pilots. It was a hoked-up, phony, typical Hollywood type production depicting the Black sheep as a bunch of brawling bums who were fugitives from court-martial.” Walton went on: “not only was nothing further from the facts but such false allegations had a detrimental effect on the profes-

sional careers of a number of former Black sheep. these lawyers, college professors, businessmen, governmental officials, artists, engineers and career marine Corps officers did not appreciate the label bums and misfits. nor certainly did the widows, mothers, fathers, and children of those Black sheep who had given their lives in the service of their country.” there were many wars fought by marines before World War II and there have been many wars fought by marines since. But I like to think that the conflict which began at this historic and hallowed site found the marine Corps at its very best. Because of the way we were formed into a squadron – commanded by a former Flying tiger who was not a favorite of most of the senior officers – and not even having our own ground crew – we decided that an appropriate nickname for ourselves would be “the Black sheep.” senator John mcCain – himself a prisoner of war in Vietnam – said in a recent speech, “War is awful. War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality. Whatever is won in war – it is the loss the veteran remembers.” thank you all for helping all of us remember those Black sheep who made the supreme sacrifice. as rudyard Kipling wrote: “We are poor little lambs who have lost our way We are little black sheep who have gone astray Gentlemen rankers out on a spree Damned from here to eternity God have mercy on such as we.” v r e m e m b r a n c e


Kalaupapa Father damien

The Belgian priest may be canonized if the Vatican rules a Honolulu woman’s recent cancer recovery was a miracle

My Life of exile in Kalaupapa Olivia Robello-Breitha’s new preface to her book about Hansen’s disease and the process of healing

the Beauty of Kalaupapa Kalaupapa today contains the physical features of a turbulent past

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By ray sandla On april 16, 2003, an official roman Catholic Church investigative tribunal completed its inquiry into allegations that a Honolulu woman received the miraculous intercession of Father Damien de Veuster in her fight with cancer. relying on the testimony of doctors, local priests, and the woman’s family, a 190page report was handed to the postulator General of Damien’s sainthood cause, the rev. emilio Vega Garcia. 2 0 0 3

rev. Garcia traveled immediately to rome to hand the document to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of saints. Depending on how the Vatican views the evidence, the report could symbolize the last step in a process, started in 1936, leading to Father Damien’s canonization. Damien the man Joseph De Veuster (b. 1840) took the name Damien, a Flemish derivation of the roman Damian, a saint in the fourth century, upon his induction into the religious life. answering a call from the Hawaiian islands for priests and nuns,

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“It doesn’t matter what people say, God knows Father Damien was a saint.” Anonymous Visitor Kalaupapa Bookstore

Damien took his seriously ill brother’s place on the voyage to Hawaii and landed in 1864. For nine years on the Big Island of Hawaii, Damien developed a fluency in the Hawaiian language and a general resourcefulness that would greatly assist him in acquiring the trust of the Hawaiians he would serve so diligently for the rest of his life. an appeal by a newspaper editorial for “a noble Christian” to go to Kalaupapa to “console” the people there drew Damien’s attention. In 1873, armed only with his prayer book, Damien landed at Kalawao. Separating Sickness

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Introduced into the islands as early as 1830, leprosy was just one of many deadly diseases to decimate the Hawaiian population. Captain Cook estimated there were close to 300,00 Hawaiians in 1778. By the end of the 19th century, the Hawaiian population had been reduced to 31,000. With no known cure, the disease soon to be known as Ma‘i Ho‘oka‘awale, the separating sickness, spread rapidly throughout the islands, causing a panic. By 1865 plans were made to isolate the victims to the remote makanalua peninsula on the island of molokai. In 1866, the first

Kalawao c. 1890 with siloama Church in the foreground and st. Philomena behind.

142 patients were left to fend for themselves on the rocky shores of Kalawao, the easternmost district. the settlement soon gained notoriety as a place of lawlessness and depravity. While missions of protestants, mormons and Catholics achieved moderate success alleviating the suffering of the people, the situation was still seen by many as desperate. Striking Act of Martyrdom For 16 years, Father Damien served as confessor, construction engineer, lobbyist and doctor for the afflicted on molokai. He built dormitories, hospitals, churches and coffins. He cared for the sick by learning how to dress sores and prescribe medicine. But most of all, he brought international attention

and concern to the patients. robert Louis stevenson might have summed it up best when he said, “It was his part, by one striking act of martyrdom, to direct all men’s eyes on that distressful country. at a blow, and with the price of his life, he made the place illustrious and public. It brought money; it brought...the sisters; it brought supervision.... If ever any man brought reforms, and died to bring them, it was he.” When finally diagnosed with the disease in 1888, Damien said, “I am gently going to my grave. It is the will of God and I thank Him very much for letting me die of the same disease and in the same way [as my patients.] I am very satisfied and very happy.”

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Beatification process started as damien’s body is exhumed and taken to Belgium

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Honolulu woman claims miraculous cancer cure after praying at the tomb of Father damien

Vatican debates merits of miracle claim; Pope will ultimately decide sainthood cause

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It amazes me every time someone writes to me or visits my home after reading my life story. so many people from all over the world have told me how grateful they are that I put my experiences down on paper. they say it brings them strength in their own lives to hear about the struggles of another person, to observe how someone else has managed the cards dealt to them and remained in the game. One lady told me how she hated her parents all her life because they gave her away when she was a baby. she learned later on that they were Hansen’s Disease patients here in Kalaupapa. “after I read your book,” she said, “I realized for the first time what their lives must have been like and that the state gave them no choice but to give me up. thank you for helping me to understand.” maybe this is the only thing we can really give to other people that ends up meaning anything at all, our honest story. It was never my intention to share so many intimate and disturbing aspects of my life with total strangers. many times I wanted to quit the whole business and keep all my pain inside, where it belonged, hidden away from the world. Why bother? People have their own problems. Who cares what I’ve been through anyway? It took many years and the patient help of family and friends to

convince me that it was only by opening up that I could come to some kind of peace with myself, with our fearful society, and with the generations of government and health care authorities that helped to institutionalize that fear. I think that expressing myself through this book has helped make me a more caring and understanding person. I know I’m less angry than I was before, which is a

an uncertain future, of budget cuts and a dwindling patient population, this is the place where, God willing, I hope to remain. I have lived on this remote peninsula since the s.s. Hawaii delivered me here on June 30, 1937. I was a number then, #3306. this is my patient identification number to this day. But I am not just a number now. I have finally regained the sense of dignity that was taken

“What was once a prison is a paradise to me now. Despite the threat of an uncertain future...this is the place where, God willing, I hope to remain.” good thing. these past few years, as things have started to change for people with leprosy, I began to travel. I have visited Blessed Father Damien’s grave in Belgium, participated in the World Health Organization’s “Leprosy awareness month” at the united nations in new York, even gone on a cruise to alaska for my 85th birthday. and yet, it’s a funny thing. However long I am away I yearn to get back to this world of mine, this Kalaupapa. What once was a prison is a paradise to me now. Despite the threat of

from me when I was just a child. It’s taken a long time for me to feel this way again. I’m glad I stuck it out. –olivia robello Breitha KaLaupapa, mOLOKaI May, 2003 Olivia Robello Breitha’s book “My Life of Exile in Kalaupapa” was recently re-published by the Arizona Memorial Museum Association (AMMA) and is available at the AMMA bookstores in Kalaupapa, the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center, and online at arizonamemorial.org/bookstore.

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the natural beauty of the rugged Kalaupapa coastline belies the heartache and loneliness that have occurred there over the past 100 years.

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Above: Mother Marianne led the first group of nuns that came to the island at the pleading of Father damien. Mother Marianne had planned to stay only a few years but wound up, like so many others, never leaving. right: Kanaana Hou, or new Canaan, Church in Kalaupapa is the sister church of siloama in Kalawao. Plans for extensive renovation are currently underway by the national Park service and the United Church of Christ.

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Left: the Protestant siloama Church near Kalawao was originally constructed in 1871, but has undergone several remodels over the years.

While much suffering and deprivation occurred here, many volunteers came to the colony trying to make life better for the inhabitants. the contradictions and emotions felt here are intense. From protestant, mormon, and Catholic missionaries to private citizens such as Joseph Dutton, who tended to the patients for 44 years, the area is crowded with representations of the best of human intentions.

the statue of Father Maxim Andre, one of the many compassionate benefactors of the patients, on the grounds of st. Francis Church, reads simply, “died Kalaupapa January 1, 1927. Born France.� r e m e m b r a n c e


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Helen Wardlow joined AMMA in May, 2003

Why It’s Important December 7, 1941...is a day that affected the lives of thousands. We lost a part of a generation during World War II, and the kids in school nowadays know so little of the war years and subsequent events. We have to preserve the memorial as a reminder of what happened, and as a memorial to all those who lost their lives; not only at pearl Harbor, but throughout the pacific. the national Cemetery [national memorial Cemetery of the pacific at punchbowl Crater] is one of the most beautiful, peaceful places I’ve ever visited. so many, so young...lives snuffed out in an flash. Who knows what those men would have become had they lived. the memorials must be preserved.

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I have written to mr. [richard] Fiske to thank him for his informative lecture, and to tell him how much he touched my core. I could visualize the events and almost cried as I could sense the fear he had that day. I wondered if I would have been frozen in place, or would I have had the guts to move and do something to help others. most of the men were under 25 years of age, and they had to react instantly and grow up fast to save themselves and their buddies. things in the 40’s were quite different than the present time. We respected and obeyed our parents and teachers. December 7th was the only time in my life I saw my father cry after we heard the news on the radio. the memorial is beautiful and most everyone is reverent there. You can see the list of casualties, watch the drops of oil come to the surface leaving a rainbow of color. You hear the flag flapping in the breeze. people talk in quiet tones.

peacefulness and to pray for the departed souls that they may rest in peace. above all to give thanks that through their sacrifices we live in peace. I’ve made five trips to Hawaii and the Arizona is always on the top of the list of things to see and do. I’ve watched the area expand, vegetation become lush, and the crowds increase. It is a sacred place.

“The Arizona draws me like a magnet.” the navy does a great job with the shuttles. they are to be commended for their work and helpfulness. I’ve had a fun life so far and plan to keep on going as long as possible. my most exciting vacation has been a raft trip down the Grand Canyon at age 59. Was a thrill a minute! thank you for giving me an opportunity to speak out.

the Future the Arizona draws me like a magnet. to see its beauty, feel its s u m m e r

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Abdul Cholil east Java, Indonesia Alex Chomat miami, FL rachel Choroski san Francisco, Ca Mo yin Chu Jamaica plain, ma Dean Church albany, Or Maudie Clark Idabel, OK Denise Clemens tomball, tX Walter & Carol Cleven Chelmsford, ma David Coburn Indianapolis, In richard Cochrane massapequa, nY William Coffee Vassar, Ks Steven Cohen Chicago, IL Steven Cohen Wallingford, Ct Chris Colclough Ontario Canada Melissa Collins alamo, Ga Joseph Collins utica, IL Matthew Collins II Crystal Lake, IL robert Colombo ridgewood, nJ Donald Colpitts Lynn, ma richard Condon swanton, OH Shannon Conklin n. Ft. myers, FL Dan Connolly santa Clara, Ca J. W. Connolly natick, ma William Conover Wake Forest, nC George Conroy Quebec, Canada Glenn Conyers III american Canyon, Ca Champ Cook Houston, tX richard Cook petersburg, KY William Corley milton, ma ed Corry Orange park, FL Larry Costa Buena park, Ca Michael Cox albuquerque, nm Susette Coyle Hoboken, nJ Krystal Crawford Hesperia, Ca William Creekmuir atlanta, Ga robert Cross thousand Oaks, Ca Billy Cross Bushland, tX J. Michael Crowe santa monica, Ca William Cylkowski mascoutah, IL Leo Czajkowski trumbull, Ct D rick Danning Wanwatosa, WI Donna Danyo allen park, mI phillip Davis sugar Hill, Ga Debbie Davis Kansasville, WI Gerald Day providence, ut Andrew DeAngelo Centreville, De Scott Decker Boulder, CO Daniel & Melanie DeFeo Kansas City, mO Shawn Dempsey Huntsville, ar David Denemark Keystone Hgts., FL ted Dettmer Chesterfield, mO terry Diedrich Orlando, FL Michael DiGiovanni san Clemente, Ca Floyd Dihel Lake Bulff, IL Marian DiLorenzo Fort Washington, mD Dave & Marci Dionne Bristol, Ct Suzanne Dolney stillwater, mn r e m e m b r a n c e


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