Key Rings Featuring Seal and Flag of the "Aloha State"
The nation's 50th and last state derives its name from hawaiki, meaning "place of the gods";aka "homeland." Everybody knows Aloha is used for "hello" or "goodbye". The word comes from the word alofa; meaning "mercy", "compassion", and "love".
Hawaii is the only State that has an increasing land area. This is because the many islands that make up the State are formed from volcanic eruptions under the Pacific Ocean. It is also the only State that grows coffee (reason enough to go there - fresh coffee), and is also the birthplace of current President Barack Obama, who is the only president born outside of the Continental United States. This State is also known for the Pearl Harbor attack by the Japanese on December 7, 1941 which propelled the United States to enter World War Two.
Famous T.V. shows depicting Hawaii are crime-drama Hawaii 5.0. The characters worked for the State Police Department in the show. In reality there is no State Police Department. A more modern reality show, entitled Lost, is also filmed in the Aloha State.
The Key Ring with the Official Seal and the State Flag of Hawaii
One side of the keychain of Hawaii we have the Great Seal, featuring an image of King Kamehameha I all dressed up royally with his staff in hand on one side of a heraldic shield along with a rendition of Liberty who is holding the State Flag on the other side. Prominently displayed at the top is 1959, . State of Hawaii is written atop the outer circle around the Seal with a quote attributed to King Kamehameha III (the other King's grandson) which came after a British Admiral attempted a takeover in 1843. "Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono". Loosely translated - "The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness."
The other side of the key chain of the State of Hawaii features Hawaii's State Flag which was designed at the request of King Kamehameha I. The State of Hawaii, once an independent kingdom from 1810-1893, features eight red, white, and blue stripes which depict the eight main islands that make up the Aloha State. To honor Hawaii's friendship with the British, the flag of Great Britain is emblazoned in the Upper left-hand corner.