KGMB statehood broadcast

I really dig that logo! Hawaii Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Statehood Written by KGMB9 News – news@kgmb9.com March 18, 2009 05:22 PM go to original Fifty years ago Wednesday, Pres. Dwight David Eisenhower signed into law the bill that would allow Hawaii to become the 50th state. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Hawaii Admission Act, political leaders, old and new, came together at the State Capitol. Former governors George Ariyoshi, John Waihee and Ben Cayetano were recognized along with many earlier leaders who helped make statehood happen, like former congressman and Lt. Gov. Tom Gill and State Sen. Nadao Yoshinaga. “Statehood was achieved through the dedication and perseverance of these great leaders along with the people of Hawaii who in 1959 voted 17 to 1 in support of statehood,” said Gov. Lingle. The two people made famous by photgraphs taken of them at the time of statehood were in the house chamber. Dodie Bacon Browne was just six years old when this shot was taken and Chester Kahapea was almost 13 when this famous photograph appeared in newspapers all over the world.]]>

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