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            Fifty thousand fresh lei are needed for placement on the graves of veterans 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 27, and can be dropped off at designated community parks and fire stations on Oahu, the Parks Permit Office, Honolulu Municipal Building and at Kapolei Hale room 309.  Loose plumeria flowers can be dropped off on Thursday, May 26, at Waipahu District Park, Kailua District Park and Makua Alii Senior Center at 1541 Kalakaua Avenue.

The Mayorís Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 29, 2006 from 8:30 a.m., at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.  As they traditionally have, Boy Scouts will place a lei at each grave to honor the memory of the fallen veterans and service members.  The lei are provided through the generosity of individuals, schools, and community organizations.

Instructions for sewing lei:

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 can be dropped off at the following Oahu locations on Friday, May 26.  Loose plumeria flowers that can be dropped off at these location on Thursday, May 25.


Community Parks (Between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.)

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




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Fire Stations (Between 6 a.m. and noon)

No. 6 Kalihi

No. 12 Waipahu

No. 14 Waialua

No. 17 Kaneohe

No. 18 Kailua

No. 27 Waimanalo

No. 34 Hawaii Kai


Department of Parks & Recreation:

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

Department administrative offices, Kapolei Hale, Room 309, 1000 Uluohia St.


For additional information on the Mayorís 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 Service, Dana Takahara-Dias 692-5725.


Thursday, May 04, 2006

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