DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARBULLETIN.COM
A parade down Kalakaua Avenue yesterday honored Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole, sponsored by the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs. Among the participants were Ruby Maunakea, Kalani Beck and Leilani Nasau, riding in a car representing the Nanaikapono Hawaiian Civic Club. Had the Hawaiian monarchy continued, Kuhio would likely have become king of Hawaii upon the death of Queen Liliuokalani. Instead, he was elected as Hawaii's congressional delegate for 10 consecutive terms. While in Washington, he successfully lobbied Congress for thepassage of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act and introduced the first bill for Hawaii statehood. Kuhio died on Jan. 7, 1922. The prince's birthday of March 26 is designated a state holiday.