Sovereignty returned

Every year July 31 is observed as Ka La Ho’iho’i Ea, the day (La) that the sovereignty (Ea) of the Hawaiian Kingdom was returned (Ho’iho’i). Even though the event occurred in the mid-1800’s, it is still celebrated as a time when Great Britain did “the right thing,” and realized it could not take over a sovereign nation state. We are still waiting for the United States to come to that same realization after an occupation of 115 years.