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Lingle orders state flag to fly half-staff Patriot Day

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HONOLULU – Gov. Linda Lingle has ordered the Hawaii state flag at all state and county buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset Friday, Sept. 11  in honor of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on our nation Sept. 11, 2001. The governor’s proclamation also encourages Hawaii residents to display the state flag at half-staff at their homes and businesses in observance of this day of remembrance.

In honor of the brave heroes of Sept. 11, the countless Americans who united to help the victims and the dedicated service men and women who continue to protect our nation, the governor also encourages Hawaii residents to participate in community service.

The governor’s action is in conjunction with a proclamation issued today by President Barack Obama ordering the U.S. flag be flown at half-staff Sept. 11 in memory of the victims. By a joint resolution approved Dec. 18, 2001, the U.S. Congress designated Sept. 11 of each year as “Patriot Day.”

This year, the president also declared Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance.

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