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Pearl Harbor, the one time I visited Hawaii, I went there. Very moving. Thanks to everyone who fights for, and wins freedom.
I was actually born in Hawaii, but far too young to remember it before we left...I would love to go back for a visit. :)
What I got to see of Hawaii was mostly gorgeous, especially Maui. Though, it's probably been much more commercialized. Lots of folks love living in Hawaii. I suspect, though, at some point, the native Hawaiians and others will demand their independence, again, and take it back. There's a growing movement over there, and lots of simmering anger against the government for past and current betrayals.
Yeah, sadly I think you're correct and it has become over commercialized, and yes, I see the Hawaiians taking it back at some time. :)