U.S. Secretary of War, Dwight F. Davis, attends dedication of Captain James Cook monument at Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii.
Waimea Hawaii USA Date:1928, August 16 Duration:3 min 17 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Dedication and unveiling of the Captain Cook memorial monument at Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii. American navy launch, from the USS Pennsylvania, arrives and sailors tie it to a dock at Waimea, Kauai Island, Hawaii, as spectators watch from the dock platform, above. The launch displays the American flag as well as that of the U.S. Secretary of War. Dwight Filley Davis (Secretary of War) with his daughters and another gentleman, disembark, followed by a U.S. Navy Captain. Secretary Davis and his party pose for the camera. The Captain also appears momentarily, saluting Secretary Davis. A U.S. Navy band and sailors are seen standing near a veiled monument. Camera focuses on a large British Red Ensign flag hung above the crowd, along with the Hawaiian flag and the American flag. U.S. Naval officers render military salutes as other ceremony participants give civilian hand-over-heart salutes or stand at attention. Ceremony guests are seated as American Boy Scouts distribute programs to them. Next, a contingent of British Marines is seen in formation on the square near the monument. The camera focuses next, on a contingent of American sailors, who came ashore from the USS Pennsylvania. Two little girls, Cecelia Cruikshank and Molly Gouveia (one American and one native Hawaiian) pull ropes to unveil the monument. British officers place a wreath from the King of England. The band plays again, as participants salute. U.S. Major General, Fox Conner, Commander of the Hawaiian Department of the Army, poses in front of the monument and is joined by Naval officers from a British Cruiser.
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