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Happy Father’s Day! The Kahele ʻOhana

Jun 15, 2014 Comments Off on Happy Father’s Day! The Kahele ʻOhana admin

IMG_0842Hilo, Wishing all the Dadʻs a Happy Fatherʻs Day from Senator Gilbert Kahele and the Kahele ʻohana in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

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Chiefess Kapiolani School 6th Grade Graduation

May 30, 2014 Comments Off on Chiefess Kapiolani School 6th Grade Graduation admin


HILO, State Senator Gil Kahele attended the graduation ceremony of the 6th grade class of Chiefess Kapiolani School yesterday. As a graduate of Chiefess Kapiolani, he spoke to the graduates about respecting their parents & teachers, studying hard, getting good grades and being good friends to their classmates. It was a proud moment for Senator Kahele who grew up in the Lanakila Public Housing Complex just up the street. Every morning he would walk to school after delivering the newspaperʻs on Mohouli Street. As Hiloʻs Senator he is strong advocate for our public schools, their hard working teachers and constant infrastructure improvements and repair. Creating the best work environment for our teachers and administrators so that the keiki of the future can learn, grow and develop into young adults and the next leaders of our community is one of his top priorities at the legislature. Congratulationʻs to all the 6th grade graduates and their proud parents!

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Senator Kahele Delivers Memorial Day Keynote Speech

May 26, 2014 Comments Off on Senator Kahele Delivers Memorial Day Keynote Speech admin


HILO, Hawaiʻi, State Senator Gilbert Kahele will deliver the keynote address at this morningʻs Memorial Day Ceremony at the Hawaiʻi County Veterans Cemetery #1. The ceremony is schedule to begin at 10AM and is attended by veterans, families, civic leaderʻs and members of our military. Senator Kahele served honorably in the United States Marine Corps and is currently representing Hilo in the Hawaiʻi State Senate. He is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Tourism.


An excerpt from Senator Kaheleʻs speech is below:


So today, just as in years gone past, we decorate each memorial, each gravesite, with a flag, flowers or a lei, and we pay tribute to those who gave their all in service to a grateful nation. The observance of their names, the acknowledgement of their contribution during their shortened lives, and the recognition of their sacrifice, is the greatest honor we can give them. When we think about them, for a moment they live again, in our memories, in our imagination, and in our hearts while stirring up our pride, our patriotism and maybe a tear. As their remarkable valor and sacrifice is etched in our memories, they live on forever.


As I conclude my remarks here today I am reminded of a trip I once took to the sanctified grounds of Gettysburg. Here thousands of our countryʻs young men fought not a common enemy but each other and thousands perished on that day defending what they believed was the appropriate course for our young nation. In 10 short sentences and less than three minutes, President Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the greatest speeches in American history and I would like to end on a quote from that historic day:


“It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us–that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth”


May god bless the fallen. May god bless you all. May he bless a grateful nation and all those who serve and may he bless this special place we all call home.


Mahalo ke akua keia lā.


Kekahi i Kekahi. Love one Another.





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