Roadside memorials - Kokua Line

Roadside memorials - Kokua Line

There are 24 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from May 2, 2009, titled Roadside memorials - Kokua Line. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Question: Could you find out why the state Department of Transportation allows containers of beer and other alcohol -- some opened and half empty -- at memorial sites put up by family and friends of the deceased? I understand overlooking the traffic hazard caused by the flowers, cards, stuffed animals and other mementos, but open containers are ...

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alice

Los Altos, CA

#33 May 6, 2009
It is a hideous practice.
Lets make a deal

Princeville, HI

#35 May 17, 2009
Saint Joe wrote:
A cemetary is the proper place to mourn and remember the dead. Not the side of a road. I'd like to be remembered in a quiet serene place not where people honk horns, toss their cigarette butts and stuff.
If you are on the side of a road morning and not for a broken down car you shouldnt be there! If its not okay to have sex on the side of the road neither should mourning.

If you get hit you should be held accountable for your injuries and not the driver. Technically you should have not been there!
Realist

Waianae, HI

#36 May 18, 2009
alice wrote:
It is a hideous practice.
...and quite depressing actually.

Since: May 09

Honolulu, HI

#37 Jun 9, 2009
In my opinion, these have gotten way out of hand. Why not mourn at home. Who's gonna have to clean up the mess? In a few days, all the flowers and stuff left at the site just turns to litter.

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