The daughter-in-law of Senator Daniel Akaka, Anna Akaka, will lead the way as the 2013 Pa‘u Queen at the upcoming King Kamehameha Day Celebration Parade in Historic Kailua Village on Saturday, June 15.
Anna was born and raised in Hilo. She has accepted the role of this year’s pa‘u queen as a way to honor the memory of her late mother, Valentina Lui-Kwan, who recently passed away at age 92. Anna is married to Danny Akaka, Jr., son of retired Senator Daniel Akaka (HI-D). Danny serves as director of cultural affairs for Mauna Lani Resort.