Monday, July 27, 2015

FDR in Hawaiʻi

FDR in Hawaiʻi In July 1934, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) traversed the Pacific aboard the USS Houston, debarked at both the ports of Hilo and Honolulu, and stayed in the Islands for several days (July 24-28, 1934) to tour both cultural landmarks and military areas. In his farewell remarks he noted, “I leave you today with reluctance, for the friendly spirit and the generous reception given me everywhere by the people of the Islands of the Territory make me greatly wish that my visit could be prolonged. I leave also with pride in Hawaiʻi - pride in your patriotism and in your accomplishments.”

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