It's time for the public to weigh in officially on whether to make a dark part of Hawaii's past a historic site.
The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii has been documenting the Honouliuli Gulch internment camp for a decade now. It became the longest-operating World War II Japanese-American internment camp in American history.
The National Park Service has released a draft study to turn the Kunia area into a national historic site or national monument.
It says the area represents a unique chapter in American history and a lesson in civil liberties.
"For Japanese Americans who were interned that was the most painful chapter in their lives and it forever changed the course of their lives," said Carole Hayashino, JCCH President and Executive Director.
The National Parks Service and the JCCH now want to hear what the public thinks about the proposal.
You can comment online, send an email or join one of several public meetings starting May 27.