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            Fifty thousand lei are needed for placement 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 Veteran’s cemeteries for Memorial Day.  The lei are needed on Friday, May 27, and can be dropped off at designated community parks and fire stations on Oahu, the Parks Permit Office in Honolulu and at Kapolei Hale room 309.  Loose plumeria flowers can also be donated by dropping them off at the same locations on Thursday, May 26.

The Mayor’s Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 30, 2005 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 27, 2005.  Loose plumeria flowers can be dropped off at these location on Thursday, May 26, 2005.”


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

Kapolei Hale Room 309.


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 Mayor’s Memorial Day Service, please call 692-5725.  For information about donating lei please call 692-5106.


Contact Department of Parks and Recreation: For lei - Roger Watanabe at 692-5106.  For Memorial Day Dana Takahashi-Dias or Aulani Ahmad at 692-5725.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

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