‘It’s our deep-seated belief that we’re part of a greater ‘ohana’

Posted on Jan 27, 2022 in Capitol Connection, Featured, Main
Hawai‘i celebrates its uniqueness and sense of community as the only island-state in the nation.

Hawai‘i celebrates its uniqueness and sense of community as the only island-state in the nation. (Photo by: HTA)

There’s a popular local saying: “Keep the country country.” In an era that is propelling us through unprecedented changes and challenges, how do you keep Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i? How do you sustain and nurture what makes us, us? How do you make things pono? Like our response to the pandemic, there is no easy answer. But I believe it lies somewhere deep within all of us who call Hawai‘i home. It lies in our willingness to share — to give, even when we have very little to give.  It’s our deep-seated belief that we’re part of a greater ‘ohana and that we have a responsibility to our community. We are all connected. . . . I believe in Hawai‘i, in its people and in its purpose. I am proud to be your governor. For all that you do and all that you are, my thanks and deeply felt aloha.

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