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From Internment Camp to National Monument

Honouliuli, a former internment camp in Kunia where Japanese and European Americans were incarcerated during World War II, could become a National Monument or Historic site. The National Park Service is studying the possibility. If Honouliuli is added to the National Park System, the public will eventually be able to visit the site and learn about the internment. Governor Neil Abercrombie applauded the National Park Service "for recognizing the importance of preserving the Honouliuli Internment Camp to educate visitors about the internment history of Hawaii during World War II. The land is currently owned by Monsanto Hawaii. Officials say they're working to subdivide it so they can easily make the donation of approximately 160 acres, if the National Parks proposal is approved. There will be public meetings over the next 60 days so you can comment on the proposal. 

 

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