Hawaii's own Kenneth Brown set to be honored at Royal MausoleumUPDATED 10:25 PM HST Mar 17, 2014Video Transcript
A son of Hawai'i will be honored this Thursday at a special 24 hour ceremony at Mauna Ala - the Royal Mausoleum in Nuuanu. Kenneth Brown was an architect, who helped to design more than just buildings. He was also also influential in the rebuilding of Hawaiian culture, the spread of environmentalism and he helped shape the sovereignty movement. He served in the state Senate, as a trustee of the Queen's medical center as well as president of the Maritime Society. There he pushed for social and cultural programs. His decades of work made an impact on Hawaiians and non- Hawaiian alike. MAILE MEYER@19:05- 19:15 "BECAUSE HE WAS A TERRIFIC MODERN HAWAIIAN LEADER. HE APPEARED AND CROSSED GENDER, AGE ETHNICITY , WE NEED THE KENNY BROWNS OF THE WORLD TO COME FORWARD. ALL- INCLUSIVE, EXPANSIVE PEOPLE OF ALOHA" In honor of Brown, there will be a 24-Hour Gathering at the Royal Mausoleum Chapel starting one Thursday at noon and lasting til noon Friday. There people can come to share stories, reminisce and be a part of his celebration of life.