This article is quite interesting.
I was just camping with a British Subject -- and he said the reason there is the Union Jack in the Hawaii State Flag was because the islands were once a British Protectorate. I'd never heard of that
, and had been comfortable enough in my ignorance to just assume the quasi-jack was placed there related to the overthrow, or even Kalakaua's travels.
hmmm... further research is in my future!
Thank you very much for sharing this information ... do you have a source list? [I'm a lazy researcher]