Girl Scouts place lei on graves at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery

Published: May. 27, 2012 at 10:58 PM HST|Updated: May. 28, 2012 at 7:54 AM HST
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KANEOHE (HawaiiNewsNow) - In Windward Oahu, Girl Scouts were out remembering our fallen heroes.

More than 250 girls and their families were at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery placing lei and flags on each of the 8,000 gravestones.

The scouts say the lei add a special touch of aloha for each soldier.

"Why do you guys do this?", asked our reporter. "To celebrate our veterans and what they've done for our country", said Sophia Roeder of Troop 112.

"It's important so we don't forget what they've done and we keep it in our minds", said Claire Cutler of Troop 886.

Monday at 1:00 p.m., Lt. Governor Brian Schatz will head to Kane'ohe for a special Memorial Day ceremony.

The event is open to the public.

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