Charles Lindbergh’s Grave along the Road to Hana

It is in the graveyard of a quiet church, Palapalo Ho’omau Church, along the Road to Hana that we found Charles’s Lindbergh’s gravesite. On his tomb are the words, “If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea.”

My husband Keith, an aviation history buff wanted to see the famed aviator’s gravesite.  Because of this, we traversed the winding path to this glorious church near the town of Hana.  This is where Charles Lindbergh, lived his last days.

The Palapala Ho’omau Church is in Kipahulu.  The  limestone coral church was built in 1857 by some of the first Christian missionaries to the island. Not knowing the lush tropical trees, I was glad to read that Lindbergh’s grave is under the shade of a Java plum tree. Hawaii Web states, “Before he died, he sketched a simple design for his grave and his coffin. Charles Lindbergh died on August 26, 1974.”

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