Friday, October 7, 2011

Kauai's Koloa Cemetery

I arrived to the island of Kauai, Hawaii this week and it is just as amazing and beautiful as you would think. My dear friend Robert Noble, who I am visiting here, is a new resident himself and he took me to see one of the sights of his neighborhood. One of the first places I visited was the Koloa Cemetery. It is a mixture of Buddhist, Catholic and Christian graves dating from the early 19th century. As you walk around and read the grave markers you can make out many of the family names from all over the world.  Names of Portuguese, Spanish, German, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, and Americans settlers who moved within the last 200 years. They moved here, worked, lived, and died and have made their final resting place here on this tropical island cemetery. This cemetery is a true testament to Hawaii's incredibly diverse culture as it was and still is today.

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