The Story Of Hawaii's Forgotten Island Will Haunt You
By Megan Shute|Published February 17, 2017
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
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.
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.
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