Uluhaimalama literally means...
"As the plants grows our from the dark earth, so shall light come into the nation"
The crown flowers represents Queen Lili'uokalani
The five (5) buds which it is on represents the 5 people the started the halau. They are: Kumu Em, Jerri Patao, Roy Kaneko, Tess Spencer, and Korallisa Wilson
The emblem on the bottom is one of many emblems worn by Queen Lili'uokalani as part of her adornments.
The five (5) arrows on both side also represents the 5-people that started the halau back in 1996 and it goes upwards because it is still growing from generation to genreation starting from our Queen.
BACK DESIGN This design is of Pauoa Valley behind of Uluhaimalama Garden. Never failing to bring her mist from the valley to the garde every time that we would visit and honor her by chanting and draping of leis.
This design shows the sun rays shing through the mist which is a sign that she is well pleased.
The emblem represents the crest of the last reigning queen.
The crown flowers represent Queen Lili'uokalani as well, in her garden, and the buds of the crown flower is the new genration, the keiki of our halau. or our race, our our nation.
And yes, we are proud to say the we are
Halau Na Pua O Uluhaimalama
and we come from Hilo, Hawai'i