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Remembering Pearl Harbor Skit

Author:  GSLC

1ST CUB:         Around 750 AD, the Polynesians discovered the Hawaii Islands and gave them

their name.

2ND CUB:        The British explorer, Captain James Cook discovered the islands in 1778. He

renamed them The Sandwich Islands after Britain’s Earl of Sandwich.

3RD CUB:        In 1813, the first pineapple plants were introduced from Spain.

4TH CUB:        The first contract laborers from Japan arrived in 1885 to work on the

sugar cane plantations.
5TH CUB:        In 1892, Macadamia nut trees are first planted in Hawaii.
1ST CUB:         Hawaii became a territory of the United States in 1900.

2ND CUB:        President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited the islands on July 26, 1934. He was the first US President to visit Hawaii.

3RD CUB:        Early on December 7th, in 1941, hundreds of Japanese planes flew over Hawaii and bombed United States warships at Pearl Harbor.

4TH CUB:        Approximately 100 ships of the U.S. Navy were present that morning, consisting of battleships, destroyers, cruisers, and various support ships.

5ST CUB:         It was a surprise attack and many ships were sunk.

1ST CUB:         The biggest loss was four battleships---the Arizona, the California, the Oklahoma,and the West Virginia.

2ND CUB:        When the Arizona went down, more than a thousand men were trapped inside.

Most of the other ships were repaired and fought again. But the Arizona was left on the bottom, as a grave for its crew.

3RD CUB:        Today, a monument spans the water over the Arizona, in memory of all the men who died at Pearl Harbor.

4TH CUB:        On August 21, 1959, Hawaii was admitted to the union as our 50th state.

5TH CUB:        Hawaii is noted for its beautiful beaches, for pineapple, macadamia nuts and sugar cane. It is a solemn place to remember those who lost their lives defending our freedom


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GSLC Pow Wow 2006
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