By ‘Alohi Bikle
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 24, 2012
~~<p>The city is asking residents to donate lei or flowers for the 50,000 lei that will be placed on the grave markers of veterans at Oahu cemeteries for Memorial Day on Monday.</p>
The city is asking residents to donate lei or flowers for the 50,000 lei that will be placed on the grave markers of veterans at Oahu cemeteries for Memorial Day on Monday.
Officials for the first time set up a refrigerated container at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl so people could begin dropping off donations of lei beginning Wednesday. HOW TO HELP >> Join a group of volunteers sewing lei for veterans’ grave markers Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Honolulu Hale courtyard. The Royal Hawaiian Band Glee Club will sing. Bring your lunch. >> Drop off lei today through Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and starting Friday at designated community parks from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at fire stations from 6:30 a.m. to noon, and at the city Parks Department Permit Office in the Fasi Municipal Building and at the Kapolei Hale security desk from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Designated parks are Ala Wai, Kailua, Kaneohe, Makiki, Makua Alii Center, Waialua, Waianae, Waiau, Waimanalo and Waipahu. >> Drop off loose flowers for lei Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Waipahu District Park, Kailua District Park and Makua Ali‘i Senior Center at 1541 Kalakaua Ave. >> For more information, call the Parks Department at 768-3440. Login for more...