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Volunteers prepare lanterns for Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony

Temple staff and volunteers are preparing lanterns for the 25th annual Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony which will take place at Ala Moana Regional Park on Memorial Day, May 27.

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Temple staff and volunteers are preparing lanterns for the 25th annual Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony which will take place at Ala Moana Regional Park on Memorial Day, May 27.
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Nancy Hall with one the 6,000 floating lanterns that will be set adrift.
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Ken Bellisle constructs one of the 6,000 lanterns which will be set adrift at the ceremony.
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Placing paper on lanterns is Kandi and Rob Lee, who have been volunteering for 12 years. Also pictured is Jamie and Rob Grilho who have been volunteering for six years. The couples have been involved through Na Koa with the Hawaii National Guard.
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Sandi Mactagone and Christine Cao work on a lantern together.
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Carol Ogasawara, left, and Nancy Youngren transcribe remembrance requests which were submitted online by people who are unable to attend the ceremony in person.