|Hawaii is a place of stunning beauty. I found these islands so beautiful that I almost moved here after my first visit in the winter of 1985. That trip was my first big over-water flight. I returned to the islands in the spring of 2009, this time visiting Kauai, the Big Island, and Maui, as well as Oahu, which was the only island I traveled to on my first visit.|
|Hawaii was once an
(1810 - 1893) The flag was designed at the request of King Kamehameha
It has eight stripes of white, red and blue that represent the eight
islands. The flag of Great Britain is emblazoned in the upper left
to honor Hawaii's friendship with the British. Click here
to read about Hawaii's History.