Headstones at Kawaiahao Church Cemetery to be repaired by volunteers

Starting on Monday morning, members of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local 1 of Hawaii, will begin a volunteer effort to repair the recently-vandalized headstones at the Kawaiahao Church Cemetery. Work will begin promptly at 7:00 a.m. with a pule from Kahu Kenneth Makuakane.

The approximately ten volunteers from the Bricklayers’ Union will work in two teams over the course of several days to repair 26 of the 27 vandalized headstones. The remaining headstone will be fully replaced with a new headstone, in accordance with that family’s wishes.

Work will involve cleaning the headstone surfaces, grinding away old mortar, reattaching the headstones to their…

Original published: 2019-07-12 22:09:25 Read the full Hawaii News here

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