Senior volunteers send off over 2000 lei to Punchbowl

May 25, 2012 | PC Community


Volunteers from District 3 Senior Club's and the Mana Loa-Nimitz Lions Club joined forces with other volunteers this morning at Waipahu District Park to string together and pack more than two-thousand plumeria lei for Monday's Memorial Day Service at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

Pearl City's Waiau Senior Club continued their tradition of serving the community during Memorial Day while helping out with other volunteers on Friday.

The plumeria lei will be placed on the graves of America's fallen military heroes by Troops from the Hawaii Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.

Providing each grave site with a lei has been a real challenge this year with a shortage of available flowers and volunteers to string the lei. The Honolulu City & County put out the call earlier in the week for community support and help in providing flowers and manpower in order to fill the amount of lei needed at Punchbowl.

Mahalo to all of the community volunteers from the District 3 Senior Clubs, Mana Loa-Nimitz Lions Club, and other volunteers that donated their flowers and time in support of Monday's Memorial Services at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Pearl City Waiau Senior Club volunteers pictured at work stringing lei Friday morning at Waipahu District Park.

                                                     Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Mana Loa-Nimitz Lions Club volunteers Jits Fujimura (left) and Warren Hiromoto (right) take a break from packing lei for a photo with a very hard working District 3 Senior Club volunteer.