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More than 15,000 lei still needed for Memorial Day at Punchbowl

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Representatives from the City and the Office of Veteran's Affairs are asking for your help. Time is running out, and they still need 15,000 lei for Memorial Day.

The lei will be placed at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, and other Veterans' cemeteries, in time for the Mayor's Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday. So far, our community has donated 25,000, but it's not enough to honor every individual.

Officials say Memorial Day normally coincides with graduation ceremonies, which helps with lei donations. This year, however, most graduations were a week earlier, which means students didn't get to donate their lei to Punchbowl Cemetery.

Remember, the City is looking for fresh flower or ti leaf lei that are 20" to 24" long. You can still drop them off until 6:00 p.m. Saturday night or Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

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