POSTED: 05:19 a.m. HST, Aug 17, 2012
Hawaii is observing Statehood Day.
The third Friday in August marks when President Dwight Eisenhower signed the proclamation that made statehood official in 1959.
It's a holiday for state, judiciary and county offices. But it's business as usual for federal offices.
Oahu's public bus system will operate on a state holiday schedule and on-street parking will be free, except for meters along Waikiki's Kalakaua Avenue and Kapiolani Park.