Flags Flown at Half-Staff to Honor Coronavirus Victims

May 24, 2020, 10:04 PM HST · Updated May 24, 10:04 PM
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US flag. Image by Wendy Osher. Maui Now graphic.

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, immediately — until sunset on Sunday, May 24, 2020. This action is a mark of respect for the victims­­­­ of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

In addition – Gov. Ige orders the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag 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, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020 until noon.

The President proclaims Memorial Day a day of prayer for permanent peace and designates 11:00 a.m. as the hour in each locality that people might unite in prayer. He also asks that Americans observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time Memorial Day.

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