Aloha Order of Merit
The Aloha Order of Merit is a lifetime title bestowed by the governor of Hawaii (with approval of the legislature) to honor individual accomplishment. The governor may request a member of the Order to serve as an emissary for the people of Hawaii on appropriate occasions.
Aloha Order of Merit honorees have achieved national or international recognition for being outstanding in their field; contributed to the attainment of statehood for Hawaii; devoted themselves to the betterment of the state (embodying the concept of the Aloha Spirit Law), provided extraordinary service to the state; or brought honor to the state. An area is set aside within the Honolulu International Airport to exhibit displays honoring members of the order and their achievements.