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Abercrombie orders state flags at half-staff for Arizona shooting victims

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Gov. Neil Abercrombie ordered today that Hawaii flags at all state offices and agencies and the Hawai‘i National Guard are to be flown at half-staff alongside U.S. flags until sunset on Friday.

President Barack Obama has ordered that all U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the shooting in Tucson, Ariz.

The Presidential proclamation states:

“As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on Saturday, January 8, 2011,in Tucson, Arizona, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, January 14, 2011.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.”

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