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(Fri., May 20, 2011) – The City and County of Honolulu is seeking the public’s help in providing 50,000 lei for the graves of our veterans this Memorial Day. The lei will be placed at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in time for the Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony on May 30, and at other veterans’ cemeteries. Please honor our veterans by donating lei.


            All lei must be made of fresh flower or ti leaves and measure 20-24 inches before tying.  Anthurium bouquets are also welcomed.


Drop off containers will be available at Punchbowl from the morning of May 25 through noon, May 29.


City facilities will also receive lei at the following sites on Friday, May 27:


            All City fire stations: from 6:30 a.m. to 12 noon


            Various City Parks:     from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


                        Ala Wai District Park                                     973-7250

                        Hauula Community Park                                  293-5564

                        Kailua District Park                                        266-7652

                        Kaneohe District Park                                     233-7300

                        Makiki District Park                                        522-7074

                        Makua Alii Center (1541 Kalakaua Avenue)  973-7258

                        Waialua District Park                                      637-9721

                        Waianae District Park                                     696-5039

                        Waiau District Park                                         453-7555

                        Waimanalo District Park                                 259-8926

                        Waipahu District Park                                     675-6030


            Lei will also be gratefully accepted on May 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Department of Parks and Recreation, Kapolei Hale, 1000 Uluohia Street; and at the Frank F. Fasi Municipal Building, 650 S. King Street.




Contact:  Department of Parks and Recreation, 768-3002.