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Memorial to Fallen Hawaiian Warriors
Fort DeRussy Park, Honolulu, Hawaii

A photo and information about the Memorial to Fallen Hawaiian Warriors, also called "Ka Lehua Helelei", that sits in front of the Army Museum of Hawaii in Fort DeRussy Park on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

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From a plaque in front of the the memorial
Na Lehua Helele'i
The Scattered Lehua Blossoms

A Kukalepa Memorial
To Commemorate the Fallen Maoli Warriors
Of Native Hawaiian Conflicts

Rocky Ka'iouliokahikikolo'Ehu Jensen
February 28, 1999


Local Hawaii artist Rocky Ka'iouliokahikikolo'Ehu Jensen was first approached about creating a memorial to fallen ancient Hawaiian warriors in 1978, but the project did not actually begin until several years later, and it was finally completed in 1999.

The memorial is carved out of five eight-foot lehua logs with the face of Hawaiian war god Kunuiakea - aka Ku - carved on the face of each log. The name of the memorial is "Na Lehua Helelei" which means "scattered lehua blossoms" in Hawaiian (petals of the lehua flower represent drops of blood from fallen warriors).

Articles About Na Lehua Helelei Memorial
-2005: War Gods Stand Where Battle Histories Meet
-1999: Carving a Link to the Past


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