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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Memory of Senator Inouye

December 18, 2012, 1:27 PM HST
* Updated December 18, 1:28 PM
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Hawaii flag. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

In remembrance of US Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Governor Neil Abercrombie ordered that all Hawaii flags at state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawaii National Guard are to be flown at half-staff alongside the US flag until sunset on the day of his interment.

The order was issued in conjunction with an order from President Barack Obama.  The Presidential Proclamation ordered the US flag at half-staff as a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of Senator Inouye, President Pro Tempore of the US Senate.

Below is the text of the Presidential Proclamation:

As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of Senator Daniel K. Inouye, President pro tempore of the Senate, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and consistent with President Nixon’s Proclamation 3948, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on the day of his interment. I further direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand thiseighteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.

-BARACK OBAMA

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