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Recently one unique unit of the Hawaii Air National Guard celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. The Royal Guard is a special honor guard in the Hawaii Air National Guard where select members perform ceremonial duties at various events though-out the year. The Royal Guard was originally a unit of military palace guards in the Kingdom of Hawaii before it was overthrown in 1893. They where reestablished on November 16, 1963 marking beloved 19th century monarch King Kalakauka’s birthday celebration. Members of the unit go to great lengths to maintain period-correct uniforms, even refurbishing original helmets all on volunteer hours, and use the hawaiian language to call commands during their drill and ceremony. The members of the royal guard continued to guard the only palace in the United States throughout the day, serving as reminders of the heritage and history of their fore bearers, the state, and the Hawaii Air National Guard. This is Tech. Sgt. Andrew Lee Jackson reporting from the Iolani Place Grounds. Available in high definition.


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This work, Hawaii’s Royal Guard Fifty Years of heritage, by TSgt Andrew Jackson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.15.2013

Date Posted:11.18.2013 9:16PM

Category:Package

Video ID:308476

VIRIN:131115-F-IX631-964

Filename:DOD_100957404

Length:00:01:03

Location:HONOLULU, HI, USGlobe

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