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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 veterans' cemeteries for Memorial Day.

            The lei are needed on Friday, May 23, and can be dropped off at designated community parks and fire stations on Oahu, and the Parks Permit Office at the Fasi Municipal Building.  Loose plumeria flowers can be dropped off on Thursday, May 22, at Waipahu District Park, Kailua District Park and Makua Alii Senior Center at 1541 Kalakaua Avenue.

The 59th annual Mayor's Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday, May 26, 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.

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 Oahu locations on Friday, May 23.

Community Parks (Between 9 a.m. and Noon)

Waianae District Park            Waiau District Park

Kailua Distric Park                 Hauula District Park

Waialua District Park


Community Parks (Between 9 a.m. and 1:00 pm)

Ala Wai Community Park      Makua Alii Senior Center

Makiki District Park              Waipahu District Park

Kaneohe District Park           


Fire Stations (Between 6 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Any fire station on Oahu.


Department of Parks & Recreation Parks Permit Section  (Between 8 a.m. and noon) Fasi Municipal Building, 650 S. King Street.


For more information please call the Department of Parks and Recreation at 973-7264.


Wednesday, May 07, 2008

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