Getting lei ready for Memorial Day

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Cub Scouts from Pack 168, including Dorian Spaulding, Tobias Spauling, Cuewynn Anical, Tech Yadao, lone Boy Scout from Troop 168 Christian Lardizabal, Elias Gaines, Hunter Langtad, and Ethan Badua enjoy a watermelon break after running out of 4,000 floral creations that the Scouts and parent volunteers placed on graves at cemeteries in the Lihue and Puhi areas Saturday. Kathleen Langtad, the Cubmaster, said the cemeteries contain graves of veterans and the Memorial Day deed is done to not forget these veterans.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The Kauai Girl Scouts of Hawaii programs manager Angela Hoover, front right, teaches young Girl Scouts how to start a ti leaf lei Friday during the Lei of Aloha table the Girl Scouts hosted at Kukui Grove Center to invite people to help sew lei for the Kauai Veterans Cemetery, where the Memorial Day service will take place Monday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kimi Blaum of the Kauai Veterans Council, left, joins Grove Farm staff including Arryl Kaneshiro, Erin Tsuda, Colbie Kanoho and Sharyl Lam Yuen Friday morning in packing some 200 lei for the Memorial Day service Monday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kimi Blaum of the Kauai Veterans Council, third from right, accepts some 200 lei in the Grove Farm Company Puhi headquarters conference room, created by Grove Farm employees including Erin Tsuda, Arryl Kaneshiro, Koa Duncan, Colbie Kanoho, Sharyl Lam Yuen and Dave Hinazumi. Residents of the Regency at Puakea assisted-living facility in Puhi also created some of these lei. The lei are for the Memorial Day services Monday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Aida Cruz of the Kauai Veterans Center and Mary Kay Hertog, commandant of the Kauai Veterans Council, finalize acceptance of lei Thursday afternoon ahead of transporting the lei to Wong’s Restaurant in Hanapepe, where they are refrigerated for Monday’s Memorial Day service at Kauai Veterans Cemetery.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Aida Cruz of the Kauai Veterans Center prepares lei for shipment to Wong’s Restaurant in Hanapepe, where the lei will be refrigerated for the Memorial Day services Monday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

LIHUE — Lei that will decorate graves at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery started arriving Thursday afternoon at the Kauai Veterans Center.

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