The significance of June 30, 2014

This year – June 30th 2014 – marks the 45th anniversary of the ending of the law that "quarantined" those with Hansen's disease (leprosy) on the Makanalua peninsula (commonly known as Kalaupapa).  In an effort to observe this anniversary and honor those who were subject to the public health policy, Hui Mālama Makanalua will be placing lei at every known burial site on the peninsula with their project Lei Hali'a O Kalaupapa [lei in remembrance of Kalaupapa].