On Memorial Day weekend each year, the Girl Scouts of Hawai?i honors the memory of the brave members of the armed services by placing American flags and lei at the Hawai?i State Veteran’s Cemetery in Kane?ohe. This year, the Girl Scouts are asking for the community’s help to ensure that each of the over 11,000 interred veterans receive a Lei of Aloha with donations of lei, loose flowers or assistance with sewing lei on Saturday, May 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Windward Mall.

“Placing lei on Memorial Day weekend is a proud tradition of the Girl Scouts of Hawai?i that honors our heroes who have been laid to rest,” said Shari Chang, CEO of Girl Scouts of Hawai?i. “With our community’s generosity, our Scouts will be able to honor the memories of those who have protected the rights and freedom of our nation.” 

Donations of flowers and lei may be dropped off at Windward Mall’s Center Court. Suggested flower donations are blossoms of plumeria, bougainvillea, stephanotis, or crown flowers; stalks of hardy tropical flowers and ti leaves will also be accepted (24-inches maximum). The community is also encouraged to join Girl Scouts and their families who volunteer to sew lei, and veterans are invited to come dressed in uniform to share their histories and stories with Girl Scouts, volunteers, and mall shoppers.