HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The city 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.
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.