The lei draping of the King Kamehameha I statue in front of Aliiolani Hale kicks off a week of statewide celebrations in honor of the Hawaii's first king.
Honolulu firefighters helped with the special ceremony to drape lei over the statue.
Kamehameha Day is on Monday, June 11.
Before the lei draping, the firefighters work to clean the statue.
It was a beautiful, sunny day to have the lei draping ceremony.
It takes several people to bring in the lei.
KITV employee Lydia Mahelona-Akamine and KITV4 News This Morning anchor Mahealani Ricahrdson were at the ceremony Friday.
Can't let the lei touch the ground!
At one point in the ceremony, the firefighters were lifted high into the sky.
We couldn't see or hear the jet, but all of a sudden in the sky there was a contrail above us during the ceremony.
A different look at the contrail.
The lei begin to get draped on King Kamehameha's right arm.
Another set of lei was draped.
Kamehameha's right arm is mostly full.
Lei was placed on Kamehameha's left arm.
Putting on the finishing touches.
Profile of Kamehameha.
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