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State flags to fly at half-staff for Boston victims

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:31 a.m. HST, Apr 16, 2013

Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered that flags be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect for the victims of Monday's tragedy in Boston.

Three people were killed and more than 140 were injured when two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

"Our thoughts are with the victims, families and many others impacted by the terrifying events that unfolded yesterday at the Boston Marathon," Abercrombie said. "We offer our support and our aloha to the people of Massachusetts during this difficult time."

State flags at state offices and agencies as well and the Hawaii National Guard are to be lowered from sunrise to sunset today. President Obama earlier today ordered that U.S. flags be flown at half-staff at the White House and all public buildings and grounds, military posts, naval stations and naval vessels until sunset April 20.

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Siege wrote:
Why are state flags only being at half staff for today when the U.S. Flag is lowered from today to sunset on Saturday? Hawaii should lower U.S. and State Flags on all state buildings and grounds just like the U.S.
on April 16,2013 | 08:51AM
CriticalReader wrote:
Every day people die tragically in the US. Half staff for all of them too? Every day?
on April 16,2013 | 10:20AM
aomohoa wrote:
People do not die everyday in the US by act of terrorism you insensitive "person."
on April 16,2013 | 09:40PM
allie wrote:
May God be with them and their families
on April 16,2013 | 11:17AM
Toop_Minaki wrote:
I agree may God be with them. It is nice to see that at least here, you have chosen to act as a decent human being rather than what most of us are used to seeing and hearing from you.
on April 16,2013 | 06:07PM
calentura wrote:
Okay, lower the flags. Keep lowering the flags every time terrorists do things like this. But don't control the borders, rescind student visas or eliminate financial aid to nations who HATE us. Just maintain the status quo.
on April 16,2013 | 01:47PM
aomohoa wrote:
Can you angry people with a political agenda have respect for the situation for a day or two. You are an embarrassment to humanity!
on April 16,2013 | 09:42PM
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