By its very name, we are all aware that Memorial Day (May 27,2013) is a very solemn day to focus on the departed armed service members, and yet it is so easy to slip into the festive atmosphere of the “holiday weekend” to start the summer season, even though it is still spring. But this dedicated group of volunteers numbering nearly 200,spent yesterday (5/24/13) creating lei for the Veteran’s’ cemetery in Makawao. A cooperative effort between Kaunoa Senior   and the County Government organized this event on the front lawn of Kalana o Maui, sewing about 3000 lei.