(Hawaii Kai, Hawaii) – Landscape students from the Hawaii Job Corps Center applied their pruning skills at Kokohead Botanical Gardens on May 26th to assist the City & County Parks Department in collecting flowers to be sewn into lei which will be placed on the gravesites of Veterans on Memorial Day.
Twenty Five Job Corps students spent the morning cutting and plucking the wide variety of fragrant plumeria flowers at the Kokohead site. The flowers were boxed and sprinkled lightly with water to keep them fresh prior to being shipped off to several locations around Oahu where they will be sewn into lei. The City & County Parks Department, who sponsors the Memorial Day event at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, goal is to collect 50,000 lei. This is the fifth year Job Corps students have assisted with this special event.