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State flags fly at half-staff for former lawmaker

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 06:21 a.m. HST, Aug 11, 2013


Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie ordered flags at state offices and the Hawaii National Guard to fly at half-staff today in honor of a former state lawmaker who died last month.

Fukuda died last month at age 91.

Fukuda was a Japanese interpreter and translator for the U.S. Army during World War II. He was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal in 2010 with about 6,000 Japanese-Americans.

Fukuda was a House member in the first state Legislature, then went on to be U.S. attorney in the state.

Abercrombie says Fukuda set a standard for people in public service who followed him.







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mikethenovice wrote:
What about flag half staff for Eydie Gorme?
on August 10,2013 | 07:08PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
mike, you're right. All U.S. flags should fly half-staff for the Bossa Nova Queen.
on August 10,2013 | 11:53PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Why half-staffed for just the politicians? Everyone in America has a part of its history.
on August 11,2013 | 06:26AM
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on August 10,2013 | 07:13PM
hanalei395 wrote:
I think this is half-staff for only Hawaiian flags.
on August 10,2013 | 07:33PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
So State Rep and U.S. attorney was a schmuck? I didn't know that. People should be so respectful to your name when you pass on.
on August 10,2013 | 11:56PM
Anonymous wrote:
This governor is abusing his power to fly the flags at half-staff. He obviously thinks politicians are better than the rest of us. Flying the flags at half-staff should be reserved for a national or state day of mourning. I have never seen or heard of another governor doing this for every politician that passes away. By doing it so often, it minimizes the significance of it. If the majority of people don't know why the flags are being flown at half-staff it probably shouldn't be done.
on August 10,2013 | 11:14PM
toomuchpilikia wrote:
Demo lawmakers are guided by being "PC"!
on August 11,2013 | 03:38AM
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