Members of History Club to travel to Molokai to place lei on leprosy patients’ graves

Photo courtesy Kerri Inglis A lei is placed on a headstone in Kahaloko Cemetery in Kalaupapa in 2016.

Photo courtesy Michael and Grace Haight A student places a lei on a grave during a 2015 visit.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Kepa Revelle makes a Hilo-style lei Friday at Hale Kanilehua dorms at UH-Hilo.

Old view of Kalaupapa from the National Parks Service website.

Molokai and the Kalaupapa Settlement. (Hawaii state Archives/file)

Hawaii state Archives Molokai and the Kalaupapa Settlement.

The University of Hawaii at Hilo’s History Club members will return to Molokai on Friday to honor the patients of Hansen’s disease, or leprosy, by placing lei on their graves.