For 10 years, it was my honor to serve as your mayor. Prior to that, I served in public service for the County of Kauai for 25 years, first as a civil servant in the Department of Parks & Recreation then with the County Agency on Elderly Affairs and then under Mayor Baptiste as the director of Parks & Recreation.
On March 28, 2019, over 2,500 Kauai residents marched on Rice Street. On Oahu, over 20,000 marched through Waikiki. Similarly, on Maui and in Hawaii County — thousands marched — for, justice and for Aloha ‘Aina.
We don’t publish many poems, but with the Veterans Day Parade being held in Kapaa on Saturday, and Veterans Day coming up on Nov. 11, and with this island’s commitment to honoring our veterans, the following seemed like a good reminder of those who gave much for the rest of us and a reminder that while they have done much for us, it’s our turn to do more for them.
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s announcement that she would not be running for re-election caught Hawaii’s political world by surprise.