Senator pushes for historical markers in areas where Barack Obama frequented

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NEW LONDON, CT – MAY 18: President Barack Obama calls out to a fellow Hawaiian cadet while giving the 130th graduation commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on May 18, 2011 in New London, Connecticut. President Obama is expected to make a major speech to the nation on Thursday which will address recent events in the Arab world including the death of Osama bin Ladin. It is a tradition that the president speaks to a graduating class at each of the nation’s four military academies during his term. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

HONOLULU (KHON2) — A local senator is pushing to pass a bill that would require the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to place markers around the State to honor significant sites in the life of President Barack Obama. 

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Bill SB 44, introduced by Senator Stanley Chang, aims to place historical markers at the following locations:

  • 6085 Kalanianaʻole Highway 
  • Baskin Robbins on King Street 
  • Island Snow Hawaiʻi 
  • Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children; 
  • Koko Crater Trail 
  • Noelani Elementary School 
  • Punahou Circle Apartments 
  • Punahou School 
  • Sandy Beach 

“President Barack Obama has become a historical figure in our nation’s history and much of his success is credited to his upbringing here in Hawaii,” said Senator Chang. “Placing these historical markers at significant sites special to President Obama is one way that we can honor his contributions and recognize him as a true son of Hawaiʻi.” 

To learn more about SB 44, click here.  

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