LIHUE — Loel Kaikua‘ana and friends waved to motorists — several responding with friendly honks — driving along Kaumualii Highway fronting Macy’s Saturday.
Kaikua‘ana was joined by her friend Peggy Jerves in holding the Martin Luther King Jr. banner, and about a dozen marchers who participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. March from the Hawaii Government Employees Association office to the sidewalks fronting Kukui Grove Center for a sign-waving session.
“This is my first time doing this,” Kaikua‘ana said. “I’ve done the parades and stuff, but stayed away from the political events. I just wanted to come out and support. We support everyone.”
The march hosted by the AFL-CIO and HGEA was just one of several MLK events marking the three-day holiday.