Courtesy picture Gov. David Ige signs a measure that designates Juneteenth being an of remembrance as 2020 miss hawaii usa, samantha neylund, looks on day.
Gov. David Ige finalized five bills into legislation Wednesday dedicated to acknowledging and inequality that is correcting their state.
The five bills are separate between two signing ceremonies, one involving a set of bills commemorating days that are significant months, while the other launching economic defenses for susceptible everyone.
Senate Bill 697 designates each as Kalaupapa Month, in commemoration of the internment of people suffering from HansenвЂ™s disease вЂ” also known as leprosy вЂ” in Kalaupapa on Molokai january.
People with HansenвЂ™s infection first found its way to Kalaupapa in 1866, Ige said, and January is also the birth month of both Jozef De Veuster and Barbara Koob, who were eventually canonized by the Catholic Church as Saint Damien and Saint Marianne, respectively, after they tended to the needs of those interned at Kalaupapa january.
вЂњIn dedicating of each year to Kalaupapa month, we hope to inspire the people of Hawaii to remember the estimated 8,000 patients who were sent to Kalaupapa,вЂќ Ige said january.