14th Annual Makua Sunrise Celebration

The Makua Sunrise Celebration will be held on April 24, 2011 at 6:00 am inside Makua valley.

The first Makua sunrise service was held in 1997 on Easter morning on the beach at Makua.  The Marines had planned to hold an amphibious invasion exercise on Makua beach that morning.  The sunrise service included surfers and canoe paddlers in the water.  Hawai’i Ecumenical Coalition and Malama Makua organized it.  The Marines canceled their exercise.

The following year, the sunrise celebration was held in the center of Makua valley, inside the gates.  It has been held in the valley every year since.  2011 will be the 14th Makua Sunrise celebration.

The invitation from Malama Makua reads:

The main gates will open at 5:30 am, hot tea will be served and the gathering will start at 6:am. It is open to all. It is a sharing of hearts, minds, beliefs and hopes, a moment to remember those who have passed on, those who have served, a time to celebrate spring and the coming of new life and mana, and a moment to connect with our `aina, together.  Please bring your prayers, special readings, songs, dances, ho`okupu. We gather and we share. Real simple. Sometimes we share a lot of silence.  Bring something to sit in or on. Bring warm clothes and maybe an umbrella for we often are blessed with the ua. And bring some potluck to share as afterwards we will gather on Makua beach.
Need more info?
Call Vince @ 478-6492 and Fred @ 696-4677.
Please share this invitation with all your contacts.
ho`opomaika`i aku ia `oe me kou `ohana,

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