Lei donations requested for 67th Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony

Thirty-eight thousand flower lei are needed to place on the graves of veterans at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) for Memorial Day.

Each year thousands of Oahu residents show their aloha by donating lei to honor fallen service members.

The lei are needed on Friday, May 27, and can be dropped off at designated Oahu city parks, Honolulu Fire Department and federal fire stations, and at Kapolei Hale and the Frank F. Fasi Municipal Building next to Honolulu Hale.

The fresh flower or ti leaf lei should measure 20 to 24 inches before tying.

The 67th Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 30, at 8:30 a.m.

Lei may be dropped off at the following Oahu locations on Friday, May 27, 2016:

City parks, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Ala Wai Community Park
  • Kailua District Park
  • Kāne‘ohe District Park
  • Makiki District Park
  • Mākua Ali‘i Center
  • Waialua District Park
  • Wai‘anae District Park
  • Waiau District Park
  • Waimānalo District Park
  • Waipahu District Park

All city fire stations on Oahu, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Offices

  • Kapolei Hale: Security Desk, first floor, 1000 Uluōhi‘a Street, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Fasi Municipal Building: Parks Permit Section, first floor, 650 S. King Street, 8 a.m. – noon.

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