Aloha, Hawai’i! Happy Statehood Day!

Fifty years ago, four years after I was born in the Territory of Hawai’i, Hawai’i became the 50th state. Let’s overlook the invasion, conquest, and overthrow of the indigenous sovereign a hundred years ago, and hang loose. Aloha!

Five-oh is five-oh. « The Edge of the American West

I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by the virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim August 21, 2009, as the Fiftieth Anniversary of Hawaii Statehood. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

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