On March 6, 1982, five years after the disappearance of George Helm and Kimo Mitchell in the seas off the island of Kahoʻolawe, the Protect Kahoʻolawe ʻOhana held a tribute to the two men at ʻIolani Palace in Honolulu. Representatives from the Helm and Mitchell families along with community members, singers and musicians from Kauaʻi, Maui, Molokaʻi and Hawaiʻi Island joined their Oʻahu compatriots in remembering the legacy of George and Kimo and the actions of many others who worked peaceably to stop the U.S. military bombing of Kahoʻolawe. With its success in seeing the bombing stopped in 1990, the Kahoʻolawe movement has been widely recognized as a catalyst for actions to protect other important places in Hawaiʻi and as the spark that lit a resurgence of Aloha ʻĀina (love for the land) activism that continues today. Digitally remastered/archived in 2011 by Joan Lander and Puhipau of Nā Maka o ka ʻĀina with support from Hawaiʻi People's Fund.
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