“What a day this is, and what a long time it’s been in coming!”
Across the street, a dozen or so protestors looked on as upwards of 500 enthusiastic rail supporters filled a tent to overflowing next to Kualakai Parkway in East Kapolei for this morning’s ceremony.
It was a groundbreaking like no other rail project has ever seen in these United States – not unless they also had the Royal Hawaiian Band playing, hula dancers dancing, conch shells blowing and o`o sticks turning the dirt.
The media were out in force, and we’ll leave the telling of the day’s events to the print and broadcast outlets. For us, these pictures say it best.