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Maui County Hawaii - Maui community asked to help honor fallen heroes with lei on Memorial Day 20 May 2022 ( news )
Maui County , state Hawaii ( By Press Release office)
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Mayor Michael Victorino is inviting residents to honor fallen heroes at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on Memorial Day by helping make fresh flower or ti - leaf lei for 38 , 000 gravesites at Punchbowl .
“Most American communities honor fallen soldiers by placing flags on their graves on Memorial Day , but in Hawaii , we offer lei instead , ” Mayor Victorino said . “The tradition of making a lei with thoughts of aloha still stands even when we don’t know the recipient . Aloha means many things , including honor and respect . ”
All lei should be made of fresh flowers or ti leaves and measure 20 to 24 inches before tying . All lei must be tied .
Residents are asked to drop off completed lei between 8:30 and 10 a . m . Wednesday , May 25 , at the Kalana O Maui Building parking lot at 200 South High St . , Wailuku . Lei also may be dropped off at County Council District Offices located at:
South Maui: 1305 N . Holopono St . , Suite 9 , Kihei ( 808 ) 793 - 0012
Upcountry: 401 Baldwin Ave . , Suite 102 , Paia ( 808 ) 793 - 0099
West Maui: 845 Wainee St . , Suite 205 , Lahaina ( 808 ) 856 - 0123
For more information , call the Office of the Mayor at ( 808 ) 270 - 7855 .
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