HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Lei collections are underway across the state on Friday to gather 38,000 lei to place on the gravesites of fallen service members for the 66th annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on Monday, May 25, 2015.
Prior to the ceremony, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will place the lei on the grave markers of the men and women interred at the cemetery. Individuals and groups are encouraged to sew or purchase fresh flower lei to be donated for this uniquely Hawaiian effort.
Lei can be dropped off at designated city parks, all Oahu fire stations and certain city offices on Friday, May 22 at the specific times and locations listed below. A list of drop-off sites is below. All lei must be made of fresh flowers or ti leaves and must measure 20 to 24 inches before tying (lei must be tied).
Lei collection sites on Oahu on Friday, May 22:
The following city parks from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.:
- Ala Wai Community Park
- Kailua District Park
- Kaneohe District Park
- Makiki District Park
- Makua Alii Center
- Waialua District Park
- Wai‘anae District Park
- Waiau District Park
- Waimanalo District Park
- Waipahu District Park
- All city fire stations on Oahu from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Kapolei Hale security desk from 8 a.m. to noon
- Permits office at Frank F. Fasi Municipal Building (1st Floor) from 8 a.m. to noon