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The Story Of Hawaii’s Forgotten Island Will Haunt You

The United States’ involvement in World War II was profound, but perhaps nowhere was the war more impactful than in Hawaii: The day of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor – December 7, 1941 – will live on in infamy, but there is a lesser-known story of devastation to Hawaii during the war that must be remembered. This is the story of Kaho’olawe, the smallest of Hawaii’s eight main islands and the hardest to access.

For a more detailed history of this devastated island, visit the website of the Protect Kaho’olawe Ohana.

Another piece of tragic Hawaiian history that should not be forgotten is that of the Honouliuli Internment Camp, where thousands of Japanese-Americans were held after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Megan Shute
Megan is a freelance journalist residing near Honolulu, Hawaii. She is obsessed with hiking, beach trips, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.