Tree Planting Ceremony
Kapuakukui, or "the flowers of the kukui tree" was the name given for this event. Kukui is a sign of enlightenment both in education and spirituality, and pua (flower) is symbolic of children.
In appreciation for his many years of dedicated service, a kukui tree was planted to honor David Kennedy. Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick, who praised Father Kennedy's commitment and support, blessed the tree and offered a heart-felt message and prayer. A plaque placed nearby bears the inscription: "In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Camp Mokule'ia this kukui tree was planted in appreciation and honor of The Rev. Canon David Kittle Kennedy for his years of dedicated service to Camp Mokule'ia September 3, 2022"