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Garlands needed for annual Memorial Day event

By Rob Shikina

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 22, 2014

City officials are hoping high school graduates will donate lei from commencement ceremonies to the annual Memorial Day tribute to soldiers buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. "Every lei helps," said Jeanne Ishikawa, deputy director of the city Department of Parks and Recreation, which is organizing the annual effort. "I think it's a gracious gesture … we have so many freedoms because of those who served before us."

City officials are hoping high school graduates will donate lei from commencement ceremonies to the annual Memorial Day tribute to soldiers buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

"Every lei helps," said Jeanne Ishikawa, deputy director of the city Department of Parks and Recreation, which is organizing the annual effort. "I think it's a gracious gesture … we have so many freedoms because of those who served before us." Login for more...



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