Ho'okele Staff | Apr 20, 2012
Photo illustration. (Top photo) Mo’i Kane Richard Kuali’i Kamau Jr., the king of this year’s Merrie Monarch Royal Court, visits the Pearl Harbor-based guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG-37) during a pier side welcome ceremony hosted by the Merrie Monarch Royal Court. The 49th annual Merrie Monarch Festival aims to perpetuate, promote and preserve the art of hula and the Hawaiian culture through education. (Above) The Pearl Harbor-based guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG-37) visits the island of Hawaii for the 49th annual Merrie Monarch Festival.