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