'Sew a lei for Memorial Day' hopes to collect 38,000 leis

"Sew a lei for Memorial Day" is a unique community project that's aiming to collect 38,000 lei for placement on individual grave markers at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl on Memorial Day.

All lei must be made of fresh flowers or ti leaves and must measure 20-24 inches before tying (lei must be tied).

Lei can be dropped off at all city fire stations on O'ahu from 6:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

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