Lei donations sought for Memorial Day

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

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Fire Inspector Angela Sanders

Federal Fire Department
News Release
Every year leading up to Memorial Day, the Department of Parks and Recreation, City and County of Honolulu, and the Department of Education sponsors the “Sew a Lei” project.  This year the Federal Fire Department has joined the project and will have three main fire stations located on base to be a collection point for lei donations.

We are asking the people on Oahu to make a lei for the 40,000 graves of men and women whose service to our country will always be remembered. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will place the lei on the graves at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.  This is an opportunity for the citizens of Honolulu to express aloha to the people whose lives were devoted to defending and preserving our national freedoms.

The departments are accepting fresh flower or ti leaf lei that are 22 inches in length. The lei donations can be dropped off at the Pearl Harbor Fire Station 1, Marine Corps Base Hawaii’s Fire Station 8, and Schofield Barracks Fire Station 15 on Friday May 27 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please do not leave any lei if they are out of the station, return at a later time for donation.

Contact Fed Fire
For more information about the Federal Fire Department, contact Fire Inspector Angela Sanders at 471-8019 or angela.sanders1@navy.mil.

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