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Girl Scout leads peers to decorate vets' graves

Marissa Lum and 200 of her followers place lei and flags at a cemetery in Kaneohe

By Timothy Hurley

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 26, 2014

~~<p>When Girl Scout Marissa Lum decided to do her Gold Award proj&shy;ect to produce lei for decorating the Memorial Day graves at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, she had no idea the effort would blossom so.</p>
<p>But that's what happened in just one year. On Sunday nearly 200 Girl Scouts from all over the island, plus their parents, braved rainy weather and the potential for thunder and lightning to join Lum in helping to brighten the nearly 9,000 graves at the Kane&shy;ohe cemetery with lei and miniature American flags.</p>
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When Girl Scout Marissa Lum decided to do her Gold Award proj­ect to produce lei for decorating the Memorial Day graves at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, she had no idea the effort would blossom so.

But that's what happened in just one year. On Sunday nearly 200 Girl Scouts from all over the island, plus their parents, braved rainy weather and the potential for thunder and lightning to join Lum in helping to brighten the nearly 9,000 graves at the Kane­ohe cemetery with lei and miniature American flags. Login for more...



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