Steven Kealohapau'ole Hong-Ming WongKealoha, better known as Kealoha, is an internationally acclaimed poet and storyteller. In May 2012, Governor Abercrombie named Kealoha as the state's first official poet laureate. By accepting the position, it is his mission to promote the writing, reading, performance and appreciation of poetry among the people of Hawai'i.

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for Kyle & Aunty Terri 

Every year, more than a million tourists march
through military museums, memorials, and ghostly
battleships as “Remember Pearl Harbor” echoes
with patriotic fervor. But what if they learned how
to pronounce, “Puʻuloa,” the Hawaiian name