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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, May 5, 2006

Memorial Day goal is 50,000 lei

Advertiser Staff

The city is seeking donations of lei for placement on the graves of veterans for Memorial Day.

Lei must be made of fresh flowers or ti leaves and measure 20 to 24 inches before tying. All lei must be tied. The city hopes to have 50,000 lei. Floral sprays such as ti leaf or anthurium bouquets also are welcome.

Drop off lei on May 26 at the Honolulu Municipal Building, Kapolei Hale or the following parks and community centers:

Ala Wai Community Park, Halawa District Park, Makua Ali'i Senior Center, Wai'anae District Park, Wahiawa District Park, Waiau District Park, Waipahu District Park, Kane'ohe Community and Senior Center, and Waikiki Community Center.

People may also drop off lei at the following fire stations: Kalihi, Waipahu, Waialua, Kane'ohe, Kailua, Waimanalo and Hawai'i Kai.

In addition, people may drop off loose plumeria flowers on May 25 at the above locations.

For more information about donating lei, call 692-5106.

On May 29 in Punchbowl, the annual Mayor's Memorial Day Service will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.