Central Pacific Bank unveiled a legacy wall on Tuesday in a dedication ceremony fronting the bank’s headquarters in downtown Honolulu. The wall dedication was a part of the company’s ongoing 60th anniversary celebration.
The legacy wall tells the story of the bank’s humble beginnings, with an emphasis on why a small group of World War II nisei veterans decided to form a community bank in 1954.
"Our founders worked hard to build a financial institution that would serve the future generations of all of Hawaii’s people," said John C. Dean, President & Chief Executive Officer. "That’s the story we want to share and that was the impetus for the legacy wall."
The ceremony was attended by various government officials, past and present board members, and members of the groups representing the 100th infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Congratulatory certificates were presented on behalf of the Governor’s office, the Mayor’s office, Honolulu City Council, and both houses of the State legislature.
For those who wish to visit CPB’s legacy wall, it is on permanent display in front of the bank’s main headquarters, located at 220 S. King St.