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Governor’s Office – Flag Order – Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of former Hawai‘i lawmaker Dennis R. Yamada

Posted on May 7, 2020 in Latest Department News, Office of the Governor Press Releases

(HONOLULU) – As a mark of respect for former state Rep. Dennis R. Yamada, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawaiʻi shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawaiʻi National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on Friday, May 8, 2020.

Yamada died on April 12 at the age of 75. He served six terms as the state representative from Kauaʻi, starting in 1970 through 1982. Yamada was chair of the House Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee from 1972 through 1978, and chair of the House Judiciary Committee from 1978 through 1980. In addition, he served as House Majority Leader from 1980 through 1982.

Flags will fly at half-staff tomorrow, Friday, May 8, 2020, to honor Yamada on the day of his memorial service.

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Jodi Leong
Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary
Office of the Governor
Office: 808-586-0043
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Cindy McMillan
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Office: 808-586-0012
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