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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, May 20, 2007

50,000 lei sought for Memorial Day events

 •  Lei it on

Advertiser Staff

Some 50,000 fresh lei are needed for Memorial Day ceremonies at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl and at all state veterans cemeteries.

The lei are needed on Friday and may be dropped off at designated community parks and fire stations on O'ahu, and the Parks Permit Office at the Fasi Municipal Building.

Loose plumeria flowers may be dropped off on Thursday at Waipahu District Park, Kailua District Park and Makua Ali'i Senior Center, 1541 Kalakaua Ave.

The 58th annual Mayor's Memorial Day Service will be held at 8:30 a.m. May 28 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Boy Scouts will place a lei at each grave to honor the memory of the fallen veterans and service members.

All lei must be made of fresh flowers or ti leaves and must measure 20 to 24 inches before tying. All lei must be tied. Floral sprays such as ti leaf and anthurium bouquets are also welcome.

Lei may be dropped off at the following O'ahu locations on May 25:

  • Community parks (9 to 11:30 a.m.)

    Ala Wai Community 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

    Waikiki Community Center

  • Fire stations (6 a.m. to noon)

    Kalihi, Waipahu, Waialua, Kane'ohe, Kailua, Waimanalo, Hawai'i Kai

  • Department of Parks & Recreation Parks Permit Section (8 a.m. to noon)

    Fasi Municipal Building, 650 S. King St.

    For more information, call the Department of Parks and Recreation at 692-5725.