In 2012, Hawai'i established a state poet laureate position and appointed Steven Kealohapau'ole Hong-Ming WongKealoha, better known as Kealoha, as the state's first official poet laureate.

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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