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Tristan Brennan, 7, strung lei at Honolulu Hale on Friday, along with hundreds of volunteers islandwide who helped sew some of the 50,000 fresh flower lei needed to be placed upon grave markers at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and other cemeteries on Oahu for Memorial Day ceremonies. The Mayor’s Memorial Day Service will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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The city is asking the public for more lei to make sure the graves of veterans in Oahu cemeteries are decorated on Memorial Day.
Volunteers made lei at Honolulu Hale or dropped them off at fire stations and district parks on Friday.
About 30,000 lei had been collected by Friday night, but 50,000 lei are needed to decorate each grave this Monday.
To help, you can drop off lei at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
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