Hawai‘i Flags Lowered in Honor of Victims of Atlanta Tragedy
Governor David Ige has ordered that the United States flags and the Hawaiʻi state flags be flown at half-staff until sunset on Monday, March 22, 2021 in honor of the victims of gun violence carried out on March 16 in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area.
The flag order was made at the direction of the President of the United States. Under the order, flags must be lowered at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawaiʻi National Guard in the State of Hawaiʻi.
“I know the people of Hawaiʻi join me in honoring the lives of the eight people killed and another wounded in Georgia this week and in sending our Aloha to the families of all those killed or wounded in this senseless act of violence. That six of the victims were women of Asian descent is particularly appalling, and I condemn all violence based on race or ethnicity. It is our kuleana to stop the rising tide of hate crimes against people of Asian descent,” Gov. Ige said.