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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 22, 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 21, at Waipahu District Park, Kailua District Park and Makua Alii Senior Center at 1541 Kalakaua Avenue.

The 60th annual Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday, May 25, 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 22.

City Parks

(Between 9 a.m. and Noon)

Waianae District Park Waiau District Park

Kailua Distric Park     Hauula District Park

Waialua District Park


(Between 9 a.m. and 2:00 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 Offices  (Between 8 a.m. and 2 .p.m.)

Fasi Municipal Building, Parks Permit Section, 1st Floor, 650 S. King Street.

Kapolei Hale, Security Desk, 1st Floor, 1000 Uluohia Street


For more information please call the Department of Parks and Recreation at 768-3002.