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Boy Scouts place lei on graves at Punchbowl

PUNCHBOWL (HawaiiNewsNow) - At the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, boy scouts placed flags and lei on veterans' gravestones.

They decorated each of the 34,000 graves Sunday.

Boy scout leaders say the annual event is very rewarding.

"It's really hard to describe and put into words the way that our community and scouting family comes together to honor those every year for this event, and it's the best community service event that we do as a council", said Matt Hill of the Boy Scouts of America.

On Monday, Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle and other state and military officials will participate in a Memorial Day ceremony at Punchbowl.

The tribute, including a jet fly-over, starts at 8:30 a.m.

The public is invited.

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