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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Flags to fly at half-staff on Memorial Day

Posted on May 24, 2019 in Latest Department News, Office of the Governor Press Releases

HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i from dawn until noon on Memorial Day, May 27.

“Let’s take this day to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by the men and women who died defending our freedoms and preserving our peace. On this Memorial Day, let us remember and honor these heroes with much gratitude,” said Gov. Ige.

The President also proclaims Memorial Day as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and designates the hour beginning at 11 a.m. local time, when Americans might unite in prayer.

In addition, the President asks that Americans observe the National Moment of Remembrance on Memorial Day, beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time.

The president’s proclamation can be found HERE 

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Media Contacts:

Jodi Leong

Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0043

Mobile: 808-798-3929

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