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Memorial Day ceremony at Natatorium honors past, looks to future – Hawaii News Now

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Memorial Day ceremony at Natatorium honors past, looks to future
Hawaii News Now
The Natatorium was originally built not just as a swimming pool, but as a memorial to the soldiers from Hawaii who lost their lives in World War I.

Russell Roberts‘s insight:

A special Memorial Day service was held at the Waikiki Natatorium for the veterans of World War I.  The natatorium was built after World War I to remember the sacrifice of those who served in "The War to end all Wars."  The future of the long-neglected structure took a positive turn last week when the salt-water pool was placed on a list of national treasures.  Aloha, Russ.

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2 thoughts on “Memorial Day ceremony at Natatorium honors past, looks to future – Hawaii News Now”

  1. In the years I spent in Honolulu, I only visited the site there a few times. I made it a point to do so again during my last time on the island. It’s an interesting piece of history and one that deserves to be preserved.

    1. With a little luck and some state funding, the Waikiki Natatorium can be restored to its former grandeur as a monument to those who served in World War I. The famous olympic swimmer and surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku trained at the natatorium. It would be a shame to let if fall to ruin and neglect. Aloha, Russ.

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