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Package of the annual tradition of over fifty thousand lei being placed on veteran’s graves on Memorial Day and a group of air guardsmen who donated their time to help make some of those of those lei. As a community service project sponsored by the 109 AOG, This idea was conceived in response to the Office of Veterans Services (OVS) annual request for leis at both state cemeteries, and the available plumeria flowers from the trees near the Officer’s Club. The Guards men and their families made over 300 lei. There are sound bites from Tech Sgt. Mugungha Kang, 199 Fighter Squadron and Tech Sgt. Kalani Kaikala, 154 Wing. Also available in high definition.

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This work, Guardsmen Make Lei for Memorial Day, by TSgt Andrew Jackson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.25.2011

Date Posted:05.26.2011 1:59PM


Video ID:116327




Location:HI, US

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