By Drew Zahn, WorldNetDaily
Hawaii’s state legislators are lining up a string of new holidays, parks and memorials to honor Barack Obama, the first American president to claim the state as his home – though commemorating his birthplace may prove difficult.
Senate President Coleen Hanabusa wants Aug. 4 to be a state holiday commemorating Obama’s birthday, reports the Honolulu Advertiser; and State Rep. Della Au Belatti is pressing for Obama’s inauguration day, Jan. 20, to be memorialized in Hawaii as Barack Obama II Ohana Day.
And though Hanabusa and Belatti are Obama’s fellow Democrats, even Republican state Rep. Gene Ward is hoping to add to the honors list.
“We’re all Americans first and then we’re Republicans and then we’re Democrats,” Ward told the Advertiser.
Ward is proposing Hawaii establish a President Barack Obama Birthplace State Park.
Only, the president has yet to reveal exactly where his birthplace is.
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