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Hawaii State Motto
"Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Aina i ka Pono"
(The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness)
Adopted in July 31, 1843:
May 1, 1959
"Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Aina i ka Pono" has been translated as: "The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness."
The motto was adopted by the Kingdom of Hawai'i in 1843. The saying is attributed to King Kamehameha III as of July 31, 1843, when the Hawaiian flag once more was raised after a brief period of unauthorized ursurpation of authority by a British admiral.
On May 1, 1959, Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono was adopted as the official motto of the State of Hawaii by Joint Resolution No. 4 of the 30th Territorial Legislature.
Hawaii State Motto:
Mottos of the States
State motto is a word, phrase, or sentence inscribed on or attached to a coin, building, or other object. The motto states an important idea for a group of people within the state.
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