The ‘Iolani Guild celebrated Queen Lili‘uokalani’s Birthday on Saturday, August 31 at the Soldier’s Chapel, Scofield, Wahiawa. The event was attended by members of the Royal Societies, as well as Bishop Fitzpatrick and The Rt. Rev. Carl Wright. Bishop Suffragan for Armed Forces and Federal Ministries. This was the fifth year the ‘Iolani Guild has celebrated the Queen’s birthday at the Chapel, to honor her generosity in founding it. In 1913, Lili‘uokalani raised money for the construction of the Soldiers Chapel on Schofield Barracks. It was the first church on the post, and housed a bell donated by the 5th U.S. Cavalry Regiment in 1912. It’s unclear why she chose to give the church to soldiers who were from the country that played a role in her overthrow, but most believe it was an example of her generosity and ability to forgive.
Following are some photos from this event, by Ann Hansen.