Honoring his legacy

KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Fruits and bouquets of flowers were set around the King Kamehameha I statue Thursday in Hilo in observance of King Kamehameha I Day.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic prompted cancellations of the usual lei-draping ceremonies, colorful parades and other events that commemorate King Kamehameha Day, that didn’t stop people from honoring the monarch on Thursday.