An act of unity
The mission statement of the “Lei of Aloha for World Peace,” from a Maui 24/7 Facebook post:
“We are One
Weaving together ti leaves from Kauai to Hawaii Island
Kaupo to Keanae to Olowalu
Weaving love and aloha to wrap around the people of the world, the Lei of Aloha brings us together to grieve, to heal, to connect and to lift our collective spirits. When we lift one, we lift all.
The Lei of Aloha is about connection: we sit, side by side, weaving lei, weaving conversation, weaving friendship.
Weaving leaves of every color: red, yellow, pink, light green, dark green.
Weaving people: gay, straight, Hawaiian, Asian, Hispanic, Caucasian, young, young at heart.
Once woven and joined together,
It is impossible to tell us apart
We are One”