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            Fifty thousand lei are needed for placing on the graves of veterans, in memory of their service to our country, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl and at all State Veteranís cemeteries for Memorial Day.  The lei are needed on Friday, May 28, and can be dropped off at designated community parks and fire stations on Oahu and the Parks Permit Office in Honolulu.

The Mayorís Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 31, 2004 from 8:30 a.m., at the National Cemetery of the Pacific.  Each year, the graves are decorated with lei by the Boy Scouts for Memorial Day.  The lei have been provided through the generosity of individuals, schools, and organizations in our community.  The City is asking the community to again honor our veterans by donating lei.


Instructions for sewing lei:

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


Lei can be dropped off at the following Oahu locations on Friday, May 28, 2004.


Community Parks (Between the hours of 9:00 am - 11:30 am.)

Ala Wai Community Park

Halawa District Park

Makua Alii Senior Center

Waianae District Park

Wahiawa District Park

Waiau District Park

Waipahu District Park

Kaneohe Community and Senior Center

Waikiki Community Center.


Fire Stations (Between the hours of 6:00 am -12:00 noon)

#6 Kalihi

#12 Waipahu

#14 Waialua

#17 Kaneohe

#18 Kailua

#27 Waimanalo

#34 Hawaii Kai.


Department of Parks & Recreation Parks Permit Section (Between the hours of 8:00 am -12:00 noon) that is on the ground floor of the Honolulu Municipal Building, 650 S. King Street.


For additional information on the Mayorís Memorial Day Service, please call 692-5725.  For information about donating lei please call 692-5106.


Thursday, April 29, 2004

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