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Maui Walk of Heroes

First photo: Lucienne deNaie (from left), Hannah Bernard, Keali’i Reichel and Uncle Pilipo Solatorio pose standing atop wet cement during Akaku Maui Community Media’s Maui Walk of Heroes Saturday afternoon in Kahului. The four were honored for their many contributions to Hawaii’s culture, music, environment, traditions and wildlife protection. Among Master of Ceremonies Andy Bumatai’s many jokes, he cracked wise about how they should be careful or they were going to get stuck in the cement and stay outside Akaku’s studios forever.

Second photo: Master of Ceremonies Andy Bumatai.

Third photo: Longtime ocean advocate Hannah Bernard gets help writing her name in cement from granddaughter Lola Washford, 2. Bernard is the executive director and co-founder of the Hawaii Wildlife Fund, one of the plaintiffs in the Maui County injection wells case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos